What a whirlwind seven months it’s been!
Through all the ups and down, I wouldn’t change it for the world. My only regret is, why didn’t I do this years ago?!?!? I guess I was too stuck in my own ways. After all, everyone around around me drinks alcohol. Frequently drinking and / or boasting about big nights out has become normalised… socialising centers around alcohol in our Kiwi boozing culture. So I guess I was quite blinded by it. But that was my fault for being a follower and not questioning it, too.
To ‘reward’ myself for getting to seven months, I registered for a meditation retreat. It’s here in New Zealand and not until November. But I’m hugely excited at the prospect. I’ve never been on a meditation retreat before so somewhat apprehensive as well! And what’s more exciting is that it didn’t cost me anything because the booze money that I’ve been saving has paid for it! Yes! This retreat was paid for with money I’ve saved since my Sober Vegas Vacation (also fully funded by saving my drinking money). I’ll let you know how it goes.