21. 21. 21.
This 21st sure looks a LOT different than that other 21st I celebrated a couple years ago (just a couple - I mean, who's counting, really?) That 21st had me at clubs in Minneapolis with my brother, sister and a whole crew of friends - this 21st has me at home in a small town with my husband having a conversation about the farm.
Life is funny.
But today - very much like that other 21st - has me celebrating! Today marks 21 weeks without alcohol! I haven't gone this long without alcohol since sometime before my 19th birthday (shameful, I know - but I must not tell a lie).
This week I felt like I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off and I just couldn't seem to slow down! I am into my second week of Focus T25 and loving it, Jake and I just registered for a trip to CANCUN in April 2015 and I have been super busy cleaning the house (okay - maybe not so much that last one. But the first two definitely did happen!
Between those and the other every-day things that we all deal with I honestly haven't had much time to think about having a drink! I keep my water bottle close by me throughout the day at work and at night while I'm at home so I always have something to sip on, and it's been so darn cold here lately that the very last thing I've wanted to do is get a cold beer or mixed drink with ice! My water bottle hasn't seen any ice for at least a month - and I don't foresee that changing anytime soon :)
Last night I met my parents at a casino halfway between our houses. It never used to serve alcohol but probably a year ago it started - so of course I'd always get a wine or vodka-7 while there! But last night it was easy to refrain from it. My parents know that I'm going a year without and support me 100% - having people around who support me has made this so much easier and a lot more fun, too! It's nice to be able to tell them that I'm still sticking to it - makes me proud!
Something that I learned this morning ALSO makes me very proud - but that, as they say, is a story for another day! Check back tomorrow to read all about it!