Alcohol plays too big of a part in my life so I have decided to stop drinking for awhile. Nothing major or awful has happened but I see danger in the future and feel like now is the time to make a change. Alcoholism runs in my family. So today is Day 1 of my no drinking journey. I don’t know how long it will last. I want to learn how to have fun without alcohol. I am going to cultivate new hobbies. I have spent enough time sitting at a bar. I like being social but there are other things I can do. And I have pinned 97 DIY projects that I can work on. In my mind I equate alcohol with fun and I need to change that mindset. I have been going out too much and overdoing it with the alcohol. I never know when to stop. I have a hard time going out for a drink or 2. And then the next day I feel full of guilt and shame plus hungover and disappointed in myself. I don’t want to feel that way anymore. So today is the start of something new! I am excited. Since I am not saying I am never drinking again it seems like something manageable. When I have tried not to drink in the past I end up bored so I am going to keep myself busy with non alcohol related things.