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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Day 31

I did it!  Yup, today marks the official end to my 30 day challenge.  Day 31.  I have managed to stay “dry” for over 4 weeks, and I have to say, it was much easier than I had ever anticipated.

A month ago, I went into this personal challenge feeling both determined and fearful.  If you read my previous post that introduced my reasons for taking this trip into teetotaling, I think you will understand why.  I was terrified that I was going to embark down a very bumpy road, unaware of what lie ahead as I moved through loose and uneven gravel.  I suspected that while on this sober straight, I might discover that I did indeed have issues around alcohol; that my having to abstain would be next to impossible.  I was so scared that I would learn some more dark personal secrets and be forced to live within my addictive self for a time…

But, happily, that is not how things played out.  Nope!  It was super easy!  As each day passed, and I got more and more used to my life sans wine, I began feeling better, brighter, and even more inspired to keep it up.   I drank a TON of tea, had a lot of time to reflect, read, and rejoice, and have come through this challenge a stronger woman for it. 

I could go home tonight and pour myself a big glass of Bordeaux.  Or, not.  I don’t think I will need that "well-deserved" drink.  I never did, and never will.  I was fully planning on cracking open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate my success, but now that idea does seem a tad contradictory, huh?  So I will most likely just go home, grab some dinner, and pour my ritual cup of chocolaty chai, and toast my achievement with a big old piece of dark chocolate. 

From now on when it comes to imbibing simply to enjoy it, I will.  After all, it is the simple pleasures in life that are most sublime, and I think that I have officially developed a new relationship with my old crutch.  And this relationship is going to be a healthy one.

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