1.13.2014

21 Weeks Alcohol-Free

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).

Give Up Alcohol

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!


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