The end of today will mark 2 years of no alcohol.
It is worth celebrating ? No, but it’s worth noting I think if for no other reason than 2 years and 1 day ago I could not have foreseen myself even stopping let alone for so long.
Several times between 1991 and 2003 I rang the Alcohol Services about stopping, and each time I was told that “just stopping” could be a very serious thing to do. If you take what are called the sensible drinking limits as a rule, then if I lived to be 80 I would still be unable to have a drink. So yup, I drank a lot. Oddly, life got one HELL of a lot wierder when I stopped. And I do want to thank one person who let me ask questions and gave me answers which allowed me to think myself through to the stage on that morning two years ago when all I said was “I wonder if I can get to midday without a drink ?” And that person is Jo.
And another 2 years ? No idea. I never said I was stopping forever, I just said that I don’t want a drink right now.