A couple weeks ago I got an idea - and idea that I thought was crazy and that a couple years ago I never would have even entertained. The more I thought about it, though, the more it seemed like this idea was something I really wanted to try.
I don't drink very much or very often. I don't go out every weekend and I'm not someone who gets drunk more often than not. I have been known to do these things in the past (yeah, college happened). I've had a lot of fun with a drink in hand but I've also had a lot of drama, headaches and hangovers because of alcohol and choices surrounding it.
Weddings, bachelorette parties, birthdays - all these events are synonymous with drinking way too much, remembering little of the event itself and nursing a water bottle and Advil the next morning.
So I'm going to try something I never imagined I'd want to try - I'm taking a year off.
No alcohol, no excuses. Those events - weddings, birthdays, town festivals and bachelorette parties that used to get me ordering up the vodka 7s on super speed will now be experienced sober. Pregnant ladies do it all the time - so why can't I? It'll be an experiment in self control and learning how to have fun and relax without a drink in hand. I'm not guessing that it will be easy, but I'm excited to try - I'm excited to be able to say that I did it, for no reason other than I want to!
What do you think? Am I crazy? Inspired? Making a mountain out of a mole hill?
If you want to dare yourself to give something up for a year share it with me! I'm starting August 19th - the day after my first wedding anniversary. My first drink after I make it for a year will be for my second anniversary - I think that sounds like a perfect plan!
I'm hoping to update the blog once a week with how that week went and how I'm feeling about it. There will definitely be days it's harder than others but I'm excited to do it!