Here's the rub: though I usually don't drink much at all: 1-3 glasses at most when out and occasionally when in with my hubster; I occasionally drink a bit more though usually not as much as outlined above; but during a recent discussion, I came to the realisation that I had been drinking for over 30 years with only the occasional 9 month break for the kids - and even then there was the odd festive glass. My hard core drinking years (and then some) were in my late teens/20's. By 27 I was pregnant with my 17 year old and booze went out the window, along with fags and other unmentionables, for the 9 months, after which I drank way more moderately - my son created in me a survival instinct hitherto I had lacked. Since then I have continued to drink, though very rarely to excess, and I can go for weeks without any wine at all (apart from the festive frivola-la-la outlined in paragraph one, I basically drink red wine); but here's the rub-a-dub: I very rarely do not drink at social occasions.
And here's the rub-a-dub-dub: I am going to try and not drink any alcohol at all for 12 months. I am doing this for a number of reasons. I want to get fit body, mind and most of all, spirit. To this end, I have started running - my lungs nearly exploded and my legs nearly fell off last Monday evening - more on that another time. Mind: I need mine, and given I don't get much sleep I feel the alcohol even if it is only one glass. And spirit: I am going to be a lot more serious about studying the Bible. I am also hoping to experience more of the wild, mystical things of God. So here's to imbibing the Holy Spirit. Cheers!
|Me and my unwitting, though very witty, moderator