Day 66: At the end of these 100 days…

I know it’s still a ways off, but I’ve been thinking about next steps, about what to do at the end of these 100 days. (These Olympic Games? No, these 100 days. 😋) I’m a planner by nature, so naturally, I’m making plans.

No, I’m not contemplating an attempt at moderation. Been there, done that. A full on fuck-it relapse sounds better to me than an attempt at moderation. But, as luck would have it, I’m not contemplating that either.

I’m trying to decide what my next commitment will be. Belle usually suggests going to 180, but that didn’t work out very well for me last time, and since my word of the year is “change,” I want to do things differently. Even going to 200 might be enough of a change. I want to start seeing some personal bests.

Sometimes I contemplate making it a year too – do every life event at least once sober. That seems like a cool goal. But I don’t want to rile up The Voice and a full year commitment might do that. But maybe not. I haven’t heard much from The Voice lately. It’s been pretty peaceful inside my head.

There’s also the issue of this blog. It’s going to need a new name, for one. And I’m going to cut back on my posts. Daily posting has been an extremely helpful accountability tool for me, but the further down the road I get, the less I seem to have to say. And if that’s because the issue of drinking (or not drinking) isn’t on my mind as much, I think that’s a good thing.

I do think it’s important for me to continue blogging, however. If I just walk off into the sunset, my supports won’t be there when life throws me a curveball, which is sure to happen at some point. History repeats itself, right?

So that’s what’s been on my mind lately.

If anyone out there has a suggestion for a rename of the blog, I’d love to hear it.

Happy Friday,

jen

4 thoughts on “Day 66: At the end of these 100 days…

  1. Grr I just lost my reply.
    How about calling it just “Days without wine”
    My advise to you for what it’s worth is keep blogging, make that your next goal 200 days blogging. For me the accountability of having to go somewhere and do something even if I don’t want to is the commitment I need to remind me. As my blogging decreased my attitude became a bit more blasé and I thought I had this nailed. I didn’t!!
    Well done on 66 days, that’s great. You should be very proud of yourself.

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  2. I was going to suggest exactly what ginger did.
    Or 100 days without wine…and then more!

    Before you decide anything I honestly encourage you to read all your posts. Think back to day 1. Ask yourself if you want to be there again,

    66 days is amazing. 4 years, where I am, is amazing. Day 1 for me was not.

    I started with a year as my plan and it became very clear I needed to be sober, not to just not drink. So at around 3 months I ventured into AA. I joined some sobriety groups. I decided I was in recovery. Because there is an army of amazing people who sobered up and realized that booze was offering nothing but a quick numbness. I don’t want to miss any more of my life. Not even the boring and hard parts.

    Anyway…just thoughts. Maybe counting is unnecessary. Without wine is just normal life.

    Anne

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    1. I want to do whatever will best support my sobriety. I like being sober, but I also have moments of hesitation about long term sobriety, so I think my next step needs to be carefully considered so that I don’t end up with another day 1, like you said. Do you think putting something out there on my blog even on days when I don’t have much of anything to say is ok? I feel bad for people who follow me when I make what I consider a lame post. Maybe that’s a really ridiculous thing to be worried about, but that’s the main reason I’m thinking of cutting back on my posts after 100 days.

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      1. Honestly
        People love to read about an average day. I think it helps us all realize our lives are really ok.

        There is a blogger Mrs s who has been blogging for around 700 days.

        I often wish I had done that, but I didn’t know about blogging until I read the book Drink. I honestly thought I was just different than everyone else.
        It’s been so relieving to find I we are all the same.

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