Welcome 2020 – I am starting this new year and new decade how I intend to go on: present in the moment and free of the shackles of alcohol abuse. Whilst it was very cute to watch Hubby when he got a little carried away with the Bailey’s as we approached midnight, I’m so glad that wasn’t me. Of course, he only got a little tipsy as he can handle booze in a way that is completely alien to me so the comparison is unfair – had it been me, I would have been comatose. I would have been leglessly drunk at midnight and too preoccupied with guzzling more-more-more to take in the moment and reflect, and I would have begun the new year and new decade in black-out. So thank God for that! And here I sit now, feeling healthy, clear and content – just peaceful and happy and looking forward to the day ahead. No hangover anxiety or shakes.
My only resolution is to spend more time writing, even if it’s blogging and little else. You have to start somewhere and sober the time is NOW, not tomorrow or next Monday. That’s such a blessing. I’m not sitting here with a bunch of goals I dread getting started on because they’ll require more effort than I feel able to give, I’m already in a pretty sweet spot and the changes I want to bring about aren’t huge or difficult – because I’m sober most of what I want is absolutely within my reach.
Time to reach out with both hands and grab it all.
Today I’m not going to drink.