This is just a short little update. Everyone is busy these next couple weeks so why not keep this short?
I have pretty much eliminated drinking from my life.
I haven’t quit by any means, but I have gotten to the point where I am able to have one or two and stop.
I only drank heavily one day this year, at my best friend’s bachelor party. That’s all, in all of 2017.
There was a time or two in addition to that where I had more than I would allow myself to have now. But I am still proud of that.
Drinking became a pretty difficult thing for me to manage. I realized long before I stopped that the consequences of alcohol were often severe for me. It took me awhile to have the strength to take that knowledge and act on it.
I would never say I had a real problem with alcohol. But I would say that is just isn’t a good choice for me. It was something that often played poorly into my life and I needed greater control of that.
So, for now, it is out, at least any large quantity.
And if I ever feel that I get to a point where I feel out of control with having just one or two, then I will move to limit it more drastically. But so far this year, I think it has gone really well. And I am looking forward to keeping that going throughout the holidays and into next year.