The first Monday of the New Year has arrived and I feel that this is the day when my New Year begins. Generally speaking I hate New Year with its attendant hoopla and fuss. I never really got it. I just saw it as the end of a year and not the promise of something better. I gave up making New Year resolutions years ago because I invariably failed to keep them and I got fed up dealing with the guilt.
However this year is different because a change is needed in my life and I’ve been building up to it over a long period. I’ve felt the need for it and I’ve wanted it to happen for a long time now.
I’m taking a break from alcohol !
I’m ready to do it just as I was ready to quit smoking a number of years ago. I can still remember my last cigarette and I remember knowing that it would be my last as I was totally ready to quit. I wanted to quit and that was the difference between trying and actually doing it.
It’s the same with alcohol. I want to take a break and this now is the time to do it. Not to do so now would be a very retrograde move as I have been building up to this moment, this decision, over a very long time, a number of years in fact. So here I am standing in the glow of a new dawn. Wish me luck !