I’ve never been able to maintain a schedule or organization in my personal life. I do for my business; I have to in order to run my company and sell real estate. So my business is booming, but my personal life has always been based on alcohol consumption for “fun”.

I am trying to calculate all the hours I’ve spent drinking over the past 25 years. I would say I drank at least 26,000 hours a way over the last 25 years. That’s 1083 days. That’s almost 3 years of drinking 24 hours a day. So it would be fair to say I’ve had enough of drinking to last a lifetime!

I’m going to have lots of time on my hands!

As we quickly approach the new year I’m trying to organize my personal life and my family life. This is exciting. I’ve tried before but always gone back to drinking, ditching the goals and plans for the bottle. I’m praying daily to make the break this year – to finally quit for good.

I’ve never attempted to quit drinking for good. It feels different. It feels much better than a 30 day break.

I hope it turns out to be all I’m wishing for and planning for.

It’s a scary step in one sense but more and more the closer it gets it’s actually feeling exciting and liberating more than scary.


Published by lisamarie2015

I just turned 50 and am ready to make 2020 the year of major change for myself and my family! I am a realtor, an artist and a fitness lover. I am ready to tackle some of those difficult things in life that seem to get put off and put off and see where this new road of focus and intention takes me.

6 thoughts on “Organization

  1. There are ups and downs for sure but I have to say, personally I have found it much easier than doing the ‘month break’ thing. I was always waiting for the time to end so I could have a drink again. Now I’m not doing that which gives me a sense of freedom and choice. If anyone asks how long I’m doing it for I just reply ‘indefinitely’ or ‘for the foreseeable’. That way I don’t scare myself but I also know this is not a ‘temporary’ break. I’m a non drinker. Full stop. End of!
    6 weeks in and it feels good. Go for it. Enjoy it and good luck xxx

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  2. Yes! Good luck! You can do it! I really recommend picking up some interesting books by people who have done it (so you know what to expect). Sober Diaries, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Mrs. D is Going Without are all great.

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  3. You are already on the journey. It started with the thought. Now a choice. No regrets over a year along being sober. Best decision ever.
    Ohh I have never thought to add up the time I spent drinking. From Outliers 10,000 hours! I’m a pro too.
    You will be gaining time AND money.
    Here’s to being better organised.

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    1. Thank you! I am on the journey, just starting, but feeling better knowing I just won’t drink anymore, not just making it through 30 days (dry January) only to find myself drunk daily again! Whew – what a relief to just not have to think about it anymore. I know I have some tough times ahead, but I feel pretty strong about it, so I hope this time it’s over for good.

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