Gooood Morning Loungers! Welcome to another week of the meeting of the minds. This week I want to know what your best achievement has been. Already blogged about it? That’s cool, feel free to link up posts from the vault. We don’t mind a bit of vintage finery.
If you follow me on Twitter then you will know that today marks the day that Dry July is finally finished.
I don’t have a great history of finishing things. I’m a bit of a quitter. Ok a lot of a quitter. I get bored easily, lose interest quickly and move onto the next thing. I also tend to make snap decisions so while I am all go at the start and then the enthusiasm starts to wane and I wonder if I have done the right thing. Until now.
I would be lying through my teeth if I said that I wasn’t scared when I signed up and then let everyone know with excitement that I was doing Dry July. I’m sure I had my doubters. I wasn’t even sure if I could do it. Vodka and I love each other. At least when we are together..the morning after..not so much.
The first week was really, really hard. I spend most of my days on autopilot and found myself almost reaching for the vodka out of nothing but pure habit. I bought myself 1 golden ticket (and made sure to make the most of it) but other than that, I have gone the rest of the month without an alcoholic drink.
Did I think I could do it? I was hoping for the best but expecting the worst. I think I subconsciously felt that if I told anyone who would listen I would be locked in. I couldn’t just sign up and let it fall to the wayside. It doesn’t matter now however because
I FUCKING DID IT
Right now this is biggest achievement. I set a goal and I got there. It felt like hell, and I thought about giving up, but here I am 31 days later having finished Dry July 2013. Will I do it again? Probably not. While I am so super proud of myself..I really think that it’s a one off, but if you know anyone planning to do it next year I would be happy to donate to the cause. I know just how hard it is!
Are you a quitter? Or do you keep plugging away at someone even when the interest is gone?