Day Twenty: The witching hour

I’m two-thirds of the way to my original goal of 30 days. It has been a long 20 days. Lots of good stuff, but hard stuff, too. I’m still tired even though I get 8 hours of sleep most nights. I thought I would be bounding out of bed eager to greet the day by now. I think it is supposed to get a little easier after the first month???? I’ve been REALLY wanting a drink in the evenings for the last two days. But then I tell myself to get through just tonight, and in the morning, it is fine. Great, even, and I’m so happy I’m sober. The trick is to remember that in the evening. Tonight, I’m drinking elderflower tonic water and eating black licorice to get through. I’m safe. It is working.

I’ve been thinking of making my new goal 100 days. Forever is too overwhelming, but I think I can commit to 100 days. I’m very curious about what I will feel like when I get there.

8 thoughts on “Day Twenty: The witching hour

  1. Congrats on your progress! 100 days seems to be a common next goal after hitting 30. After that most shoot for a year. And ya, by a month you should be feeling tons better, but it also depends on how long and how much you’ve been drinking. I was breaking a 40 year daily habit (20 years heavy) drinking last December 1st when I quit, so it took me almost 3 months before I felt “normal”. (I since relapsed a few times, of course, which is why I’m back on day 12 now.) Hang in there! 💜

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  2. Hi! I’m just entering my third week of being sober, and loving it so far. On the nights I want to drink I catch myself counteracting that wish with thoughts of hangovers and the yucky taste and feeling in my mouth after a few too many. 🙂 I also started with a 30 day challenge, but I like your 100 day goal idea!

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