On 01/01/19 I woke with elation rather than a hangover – I had made it to two years without a drop of alcohol. To celebrate this milestone, I saved my drinking money and spent two weeks in Bali doing yoga and hiking. It was an incredible experience – head over to my twitter page if you’d like to see some pics or my previous blog post here.
It’s now mid-Jan and for most of us Kiwis, our summer holidays are comming to an end. I was in denial about starting work for the first time in about three weeks but really, I should be grateful for the wonderful break. Even though we’re back at work, the summer is in full swing! Sunrise is about 5:15am and it’s almost 20*C by 6am. Wellington sits between 19*C and 25*C during the day and the high teens overnight. Then sunset is around 9:15pm. I’m a big fan of these long summer days – but not to drink! That was the old me. I’m a fan because I can get out early and go running before work or eat fish ‘n chips at the beach with my other half at 7pm. I can meditate on the grass underneath our fig tree. Most things bring me joy these days.
This is Kiwi summer at its finest. But you know what I love the most about it? That I’m now able to enjoy my summer mornings and evenings without alcohol. I never thought this was possible, always needed a glass in my hand to be ‘having fun’. But actually, that wasn’t having fun. That was a waste of my life and my health. Man I was so deluded.
But that was then and this is now. Life is good. Life is fun!
Here’s a snap from this morning’s run. I woke about 5:30am and it was so still and beautiful outside, I simply had to get out there.
Enjoy your weekend friends, be safe and be happy.
Sending love xoxo