Aside from the 10% alcohol content of the of the Save A Lot knockoff version of Nyquil cold and flu, I haven’t had any alcoholic drinks for 10 consecutive days.
I plan to soldier through 20 more days of sobriety before having another drink. Yes, even Black Friday after my shift is done #resolveface. I’m calling this “No Drink November.” Why should bearded guys have all the fun? Sobriety is almost as fun as a beard (pssst…it’s not). I’m actually kind of jealous that guys get to use their facial hair as an accessory (though not jealous that for most it requires daily maintenance). It has been worthwhile, though, to give up the booze. Makes me feel like I have control of something that was… controlling my life for too long. Kind of empowering, in its own way. I like the feeling.
This all fits in with my being a “rubber meets the road kind of gal,” as someone described me years ago. Challenge accepted!
I’m actually surprised by my willpower. Also happy about the money we’ve saved (which my husband said today is quite a significant amount). We’ve saved more than $150 since I started cutting back on booze (ultimately cutting back entirely).
Maybe we’ll treat ourselves with this extra cash by doing an overnight at a local luxury hotel later (on a week night). Hot tub!