Well, when I say nearly there, I mean I’m nearly at Day 30. Tomorrow. 30 days feels like a bit of a milestone. For the last few months, I haven’t been able to string together more than a few sober days. Sometimes, I haven’t wanted to, but mostly, I’ve been searching for a way. I’m not complacent, and I know I’ve got a long way to go, but I am still pleased that I’ve got this far. A few things have helped me manage it better this time: the daily blogging (almost daily; I didn’t write a post yesterday); reading other people’s blogs every day; the feeling that other people weren’t drinking in January (although some local mums began this quest and quickly dropped out); my mocktail/bath routine; a slightly worrying tv habit; and a bit of determination. And, my sober support. The encouragement I get from the comments is what brings me back here.
In the past, it has been at these milestones that my plans have started to waver, so I need to keep going, to be alert to the possible temptations. My mini-break with husband fast approaches and that still seems like quite a hurdle. But I won’t worry about that now. Off to squeeze another lime.