Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 27 -The Update

For those not "in the know", at the start of the new year, approximately 27 days ago (give or take a few hours) I decided I would not drink any alcoholic beverages again until April 8th.  A self-imposed ban, if you will.  Why did I do this, you ask?  Well if you speak to my friends, they'll tell you it's because I'm going insane.  But what do they know?  Listen to meee!  I decided to do this because it gives me something to control.  Not that I'm a control freak or anything like that.  It's just that, with so much going on in my life, I suddenly felt overwhelmed and as if everything around me was slipping out of my hands.  I was losing touch with myself and felt the need to reconnect.  Does that make sense?  It's ok if it doesn't, not everyone understands what the hell I'm talking about. Sometimes, not even me.   At any rate, it's a goal I've set for myself and I intend to see it through.  I hope.  They say, that which doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.  If that's true, just call me Rocky Balboa.  This month so far, has been nothing but problems, drama, stress, sickness -and the new year is only on week three!!! Through all of the adversity being thrown my way, however, I've held my ground. I've not strayed.  I've wanted to.  Oh god, how I've wanted to!  But a little voice inside of me keeps reminding me that I promised myself I would do this.  And as everyone knows, a promise is a promise.   I do miss my friends Merlot and Grey Goose though. 

So that's it.  My update on this little challenge of mine.  Stay tuned.

9 comments:

Underground Dude said...

27 days is still very impressive, and that's a good sign you'll make it to April. All my friends that made the resolution to stop drinking (they had no business making a resolution like this)have already failed, so kudos!

-UD
http://zpnotesfromunderground.blogspot.com/

Yvonne said...

UD -ha! Thanks! I'm pretty proud of myself.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I agree. If you can make it this far, you can make it until April. I support you all the way.
I hardly ever drink. Alcohol has its ugly side, and life can be enjoyed without it. (I hope you're not giving up chocolate, though.)
xoRobyn

Average Girl said...

I am so proud of you darlin!!!

Sandra said...

You go girl!
I'm not much into alcohol, but if we had to switch the wine for chocolate, then I could not last until April 18th. You win the Booby Prize :)

Kelley said...

I think that's awesome! It makes sense to me. I wish you the best of luck!! (Grey Goose- BACK OFF!!)

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

I say a little vino is fine. Moderation baby!

Shady Del Knight said...

You were tested. You made it through some rough weeks without giving in to the need. You emerged a champion just like Rocky. Think of yourself as Rockette.

Obviously you don't have a drinking problem like I once did, but please let me add that I used to refer to alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and drugs as you did here - as "friends." When I finally got that they are enemies it was very easy for me to walk away from them. Remaining clear headed and in control at all times is the greatest high of all.

Yvonne said...

RR - Me give up chocolate? Let's not get crazy now!!! lol

AG - why thank you! :)

Sandra - Ha! I'm a sucker for chocolate!

Kelley - Ha! Thanks Kelley! "Grey Goose -be gone!" lol

Israel - I agree, moderation is just fine, however, since I challenged myself, I'm sticking to the plan. "Go hard or go home!" is my motto! :)

Shady - No, I don't have a drinking problem, thank God. A Rockette? Ha! Nice.