The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better today.
Another fabulous Simon Sinek quote which I so agree with.
This isn’t about doing sobriety perfectly – is there such a thing? It is about starting on the journey without knowing where it will lead.
If you had told me 10 months ago that this is where I would be and these would be the things that I would have achieved I would not have believed you or believed that I was capable of such things:
- The increased happiness overall
- The increased joy in the moment that isn’t dependent on me having a drink in my hand
- The improved relationships with my husband and children
- The radically improved health and steadily increasing fitness
- The glorious sleep I now have and energy I have to want to get out of bed
- The savings of £3,500 (that’s me and Mr HOF combined)
- The decision to shake up my working life
- The offer of a place to do a Masters
- The 10lb weight loss
- The recognition that my diet now needs some serious work next because my taste buds feel alive in a way that they’ve never done before and shite tastes well – shit
- I could go on and on but I don’t want to bore you or for you to feel like I’m bragging or rubbing anyone’s nose in it.
The single change of stopping drinking has lead to all of these things and not only that but I have met some of the most amazingly supportive people both in real life and here on the interweb. Without you this would not have been sustainable for this amount of time of that I am absolutely sure.
If you could change one thing to make your life better today, without knowing the destination or end result, what would it be? Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and just trust in yourself 🙂
59 days to go