Some of my friends may want to be sitting down before reading this.
Yes kids, I’ve had a good innings but I’ve given up drinking, for good. It’s been a bit more than two weeks since my last drink.
My reason: forward momentum. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Being good feels good.
I just got tired of waking up not really feeling like doing something productive. Tired of having a reason not to go to gym or go for a run. Tired of smoky environments. Tired of let’s face it.. the last legal drug and supporting the industry built around it.
By far the most challenging part is the social pressure.. which you can easily hack around by saying stuff like.. “February is a sober month for me” (insert current month).. it seems to be socially OK to quit for _one_ month.
So I’ll be drinking passion fruit and soda or rock shandy if you want to buy me a drink.
..all hail st. Joe ;-P