Friday, January 21, 2011
could you (would you) give up booze?
Probably not is the answer. I have cut back significantly over the last few months. The glass of wine I felt entitled to every evening as as method of helping me "relax" has been replaced with good old fashioned exercise. I now go weeks at a time without one sip of alcohol. But I still like knowing that if I wanted a vodka and soda I could have one. The challenge now is that I have very little tolerance, so one drink is enough and I often don't even finish it. I also find that I don't feel so hot the next morning if I imbibe. I'm turning into one of "those people" I used to shake my head at. Man, getting old sucks. I remember how in my early twenties I could go out after work, socialize all evening, fall into bed well after midnight and be back at my desk bright eyed and bushy tailed by 8:30am, ready to do it all over again. Apparently those days are long gone. Increasingly I find myself acting responsibly and behaving in a manner that takes into consideration how doing something now will make me feel in the future. It's a lot less fun but has spared me much physical agony and car detailing costs.
So my question is, could you (would you) give up booze for 710 days? I could, but I don't want to. How about you?