... and I'm as surprised as anyone that I've made it this far. I'm fairly sure that 20 days is the longest I've been without a drink since I was about 18 or 19.
The really surprising thing is that, rather than counting down to when I can have a drink, I'm actually kind of nervous about the month being over because I desperately don't want to go back to my old ways. Clearly I know that would be down to me and that I don't have to have a drink when the month is over.
Being dry has been good in a number of ways. I've been sleeping brilliantly, my friend says my skin looks really nice, we've been going to different places and places further afield because I've been driving. It can be quite irritating when you're the only one sober because I'd never realised what utter crap drunk people come out with. And I'm a bit disappointed I haven't lost more weight. But the pros have far outweighed the cons.
I don't want to commit to giving up drinking altogether, I just want to find ways to moderate my drinking.