As I sit here at the computer with a beer in hand, typing slowly because I have a beer in one hand, I’m about to type one of the hardest things I’ve ever written. While meaning it.
I’m going to stop drinking!
For a while anyway. I have several Facebook and Instagram friends over the last year or so go off alcohol for a month or so, including the latest inspiration, Jimmy Eaton who challenged himself to 90 days alcohol free. He then kept going a bit longer. I don’t know what number of does he got to or if he is still going. Be cool if you could put a comment down the bottom Jimmy you legend.
Everyone I followed on their alcohol free journey commented about how much healthier they felt and how much fitter, etc. My motivation is different. When it feels like life is ruled by debt and alcohol it is time to make a change. Water is so much cheaper than beer. Well, it is if you drink it from the tap instead of bottles.
I had a friend once ask me how much debt I was in and I told him. He laughed at me and called me lucky. He then told me how much debt he was in, which was about 4 times as much. I wanted to point out that he was living in his debt and that if he decided to be debt free he could sell the cause of his debt and start renting but some arguments really aren’t worth it. Especially when he and his brother were also going halves in another debt that someone else was paying rent for.
Anyway, my point is that, debt doesn’t disappear while pissing money away at the bottle shop.
I can’t promise anything as impressive as Jimmy’s 90 days. So here is my plan. As soon the beer in my fridge is gone, which will probably be today, I will not buy any alcohol until I celebrate shaving my head on Friday 31st May.
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I’m hoping that the alcohol free time doesn’t make me any harder to live with as I dry out. Although, if you met my kids you would see why I drink so they deserve it. Just kidding. My issues started before them. So, wish me luck. I’m going to need it. It has taken 3 beers to write this. 3 more and it starts.
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