Just another 'nearly 40yr old mother' who has drunk... 'a little more, a little faster, a little more often' than my friends since I first started drinking as a teenager. Determined to break the cycle of alcoholism that is littered through generations of my family. Would hate to think I am 'normalising' something for my children that is in fact so life changing once you loose control over it.
Update 26th July 2016: Today my counter ticked over to 50 days! I haven't had 50 days consistently alcohol free since I was a teenager. The early few weeks were so hard, but my next update will be 100 days! x Well 73 days saw a 'perfect storm' of events that derailed my 100 day attempt. Now taking a different approach that doesn't involve 'counting the days' as such.... just declaring to live 'Alcohol Free' ... forever! My last drink was 1st Jan 2017. Onwards and Upwards x
Update 4/9/18: Well it seems I really have spent 2+ years 'getting it?!?!" Did A LOT more 'research' and the desire is still the same... I want to live my life TOTALLY ALCOHOL FREE!!! My last drink was Sun 2nd Sept 2018.
Day 28 🙂 In previous attempts I always thought this date was kind of significant… like I had voluntarily completed something worthwhile… “28 days… ordered rehab…blah…blah” … anyway… this time just another number to watch tick over. Next stop 31 days…50 days!…and beyond!!! 🙂
You are doing brilliantly, 28 days is awesome. They are just numbers but in the early days very significant, I did the “not today” each morning and now almost 4 years on, l have gained so much. Life is not always perfect, but being able to deal with raw emotions is one of the greatest gifts. After almost 50 years on the roller coaster booze train, I can honestly say I am happy and grateful for all I have, and you will be too, because we deserve it.
@tiime2quit – day by day, be careful, not trying to squelch you optimism, but well, i remember that i thought one day, i got this, i was off of work for a couple of days and the pull to just buy one pack of cigarettes and one six pack and just restart the clicker or even just subtract a number was over whelming, just absolutely overwhelming. i believe i got to today by saying i am not going to drink for this hour, the next hour, etc. wishing all the best AND WOW 28 days is amazing.