32 Days off Alcohol

Today I am 32 days off alcohol!! I feel SO good! It’s actually less about how I feel physically, but more about how I feel about myself as a person. I am super proud! I want to be honest though, about a week into my decision to quit alcohol (for now) I was poured a small amount of small batch gin to try- about two sips worth. I am not counting this. 

I have been drinking 2-3 times a week for the past two years- meaning a couple glasses of wine with friends, or a cocktail before and during dinner.  Occasionally, I would drink more than that during a night out dancing, or have a really boozy dinner with friends and my favorite drink, dirty martinis. Before that, during my six years in NYC I was drinking all.the.time.

I have been playing with the idea of not drinking for a while now. I started having thoughts about not drinking last year but ignored them. It’s something that would come up while I was showering, or ironically, while I was drinking. 

Over the past few months, this calling started becoming more and more frequent. While meditating, or in moments of stillness I would have something speak to me and say stop drinking and you can have anything you want.

This year I have a lot going on for Soul Wellness Method that I want to be 100% clear for and have a deep knowing that this is the right decision for me at this time. 

It feels really good to be stepping into what my soul has been telling me. I have been feeling happier, sillier, and sharper. I’ve been able to give more of myself to friends and strangers because I’m giving so much to myself. I’m loving this journey!

I’d love to hear from you if you have ever stepped into something that really spoke to you or if you’ve been thinking about doing something similar.  Support from other is imperative, as I have been chatting with a few friends who are sober. It’s been amazing!

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  • Melissa R ;)

    I am so proud of you for doing this! It is so hard. I gave up drinking for four months for my final semester in school last year (i gave myself a handful of cheat days). The beginning was incredibly hard because drinking is a huge part of my social life in NY — You know!!! But i felt so amazing, clear, and my skin looked amazing. I was so productive – yoga six times a week, being really proactive in school and career-related endeavors. I lost a pant size and a half in one month! I had decided I would start drinking again for my birthday in November and for the holidays. I have since been drinking and i miss how amazing i felt when i wasn’t. i’ve been thinking about challenging myself to not drink for a couple of months. but ideally i’d like to find a way to incorporate drinking in my life in a healthy and balanced way. sounds like you were able to do this in CA. always love to hear your suggestions!!

    • Shauna

      AW love you! So happy we chatted about his last night. I think it’s all about the balance. I found that cutting it out for quite some time gave me a new perspective about drinking and balance. I now drink about 1-2x a month-if that. You got this girl! LOVES you <3