My lovely dad would have been 81 today but unfortunately, we lost him to a brain tumour 4 years ago. I woke up feeling crap so thought I’d do something positive and write another post.
It’s crazy how such a small thing can keep you from one of the most important decisions of your life. I would come up with any ridiculous excuse to stop drinking and again, it would be “I’ll start on Monday”. Along with a few other things this wine glass kept me from making the decision for about 12 months. I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s a lovely wine glass. It came with a matching coaster too so no red wine marks – bonus! My mum loves her stocking fillers at Christmas …
Anyway, when I was absolutely 150% serious and wanted to stop drinking, I needed to come up with some way of using this glass because it would only end up in the cupboard collecting dust otherwise, which would have done my head in thinking it was going to waste. The last thing I wanted was to start thinking “I’ll have one more so then it’s getting used.”
One day I was just watching some crap on TV and couldn’t really concentrate. Then an idea popped in my head. I’ll buy some beads and drop one in my favourite wine glass every day I’m sober. After all, it is one day at a time and I need as much motivation as I can find. Genius idea! I made my purchase on eBay and there’s over 100 beads in there now …
So what started off as something that kept my drinking going turned into something that’s helping me with the most challenging yet best decision I’ve ever made – to stay sober!
Well done, Mum. You’ve pulled it out the bag again and I love you more than you’ll ever know! Xxx
P.S. I got asked for I.D in Tesco last night. I’m not sure which is funnier, the fact I’m 38 or the fact it’s alcohol free!!