Destination unknown

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

16 thoughts on “Destination unknown

    1. Hi wearywino and thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 Do keep on trucking – it does get easier I promise!! xx

    1. There is plenty of hope to be had mallards4us as I read somewhere that HOPE = Hold On Pain Ends 🙂 xx

  1. great post. and well done on 10 months to both of you!

    what would I change without knowing end result? that’s a great question…

    I feel I am in a time of consolidation still with sobriety and much else so a bit early still for me to look for new challenges.

    can I say ‘being a cheerleader for other people leaping off cliffs’ ?! Xx

    1. Thanks Prim and I’ll tell MrHOF 🙂 Are you cheerleading me leaping off a cliff?! 😉 xx

  2. Love it guys, I’m just about to start week three sober and after two stop overs at the parents where wine flows like water and still not drinking Im pretty pleased, although I have to say I was a tad grumpy. Am sat on the bed reading your blogg with two cats for support and Binkis book to continue after. If not alcohol I would change my hatred of exercise and sport then I might lose weight,but have to say no Booze lost me 3 lb last week so another plus. Keep on blogging Lucy we love you 🙂 <3

  3. What a great post. It’s so exciting to watch this transformation happening for you. And I love that even thought there are still struggles you manage to keep your focus on the end goal. You are a great mentor for all whom read. (ps forgive the late reply … very behind in reading, but always enjoy) Lisa

    1. Thanks Lisa 🙂 I am also behind after 4 days away so know how it is 😉 xx

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