I have decided to have a Dry June – no alcohol for a whole month!
I love my booze (craft beer & real ale in particular!) but things were slowly getting out of control. Mrs FmC and I were consuming wine on an almost daily basis – with 1 bottle no longer being enough each time. For me that was on top of a couple of cans of strong beer – and several double bourbons would often round off the session (especially at weekends).
In the back of my mind I knew it had become a bit of an issue. My running has seriously tailed off in the last year and I’m just not getting anything practical done during my evenings or free weekends. Any excuse resulted in being a suitable time to start drinking.
An ongoing health issue made me re-think the situation too (as it so often does). There is nothing like a doctor asking you about your consumption and suggesting that it could be a factor in the symptoms you are experiencing.
I’m now half way through the month and things are going OK. The first week was certainly hard and I found myself pretty crabby and short tempered. But things have settled and I am not really missing it at the moment.
But I need to learn to drink in moderation. I love trying different beers and am a bit of a Wetherspoons spotter to boot. I don’t want to ever get to the point where I am told that I can’t drink anymore. That would be awful!
Once I retire, I look forward to more travel and more social drinking than ever before. I just need to keep it in balance with exercise and general good health.
On 1st July we are heading to Wales for a week’s holiday. We intend to do lots of walking and even climb Snowdon, all being well. But I’m also looking forward to enjoying a few drinks 🙂