October .... it has been a hell of a month. Starting the month of October right by deciding - after too many heavy nights of drinking and very little sleep - to spontaneously sign up for the Go Sober for October challenge. Why?.... I have my reasons, but I'll tell you now I won't be doing it again for a while, the Christmas holidays are around the corner and I'm desperate for the champagne festivities to begin!
It was a challenge to say the least, but I feel detoxed, my skin feels better, my sleeping has improved and well, I feel lighter that's for sure (I lost 8lbs in the first two weeks of october, I guess that just shows how much water weight my body was holding onto from all the gin!) Dry January and detox months have always been about, but I can't say I have ever been interested in trying it out or going off the booze for any amount of time to be honest, but after feeling quite down about myself physically and mentally, I decided going off the booze would be rewarding nonetheless.
Although very difficult, I have found it fairly rewarding as it has mostly helped me to get on track with my university work, and maintain my focus now that I have started my masters degree, and quite frankly I have no idea what I'm doing, my lectures go straight over my head, the teachers use words I've never heard before, but I'm getting there; my study skills and knowledge are developing by the day and my passion is consistently growing.
Its now november, and it's safe to say I have had a few drinks to celebrate the end of my sober month. I am very glad I did it, however don't know that I'll be doing it again any time soon!
In total I raised £277.99 towards Macmillan Cancer research (which is probably about the same amount of money I have saved this month from not drinking!) and I am more proud of that than all of my friends for constantly trying to tempt me to drink with them, haha! It's all love, I know, but I managed it and I'm pointing the finger at you to try it too!
(Wow I've just read that back and it sound like I actually promoting time off the booze...who am i?)