So I’ve done what they ask. I have gone six months without any alcohol. At all.
Physically I feel no different but mentally is a different story, as I talked about last month.
I don’t crave alcohol, I’ve always been able to take it or leave it. What I crave is the ability to choose whether to take it or leave it.
Following sight of the latest correspondence regarding my health, the fact that they are still not sure what is going on and that it could still drag on for a while, and the fact that they are now leaning towards my on-going long term medication as the possible cause, I felt it was time to make a decision.
I have a week off work next week, I’m going away for a few days. I want to be able to enjoy myself and I want to be able to choose alcohol if I so wish.
I am calling UDI – Unilateral Declaration of Imbibing
I’ve served my time and now I’m going to enjoy a drink again, albeit I will endeavour to show a degree of restraint. I may be told to abstain again in the future, but I’ll worry about that should it happen. For now I just want to live a little and try and regain some normality.
Cheers and see you in a bar somewhere…