It took me some time to make the decision to quit drinking alcohol.
And, once I made it, I went back and forth—stopping and starting, working through doubt and conviction.
I analyzed the pros and cons, did a sh*tload of justifying (and then self-shaming), before deciding that most of the things my heart desires really are on the other side of alcohol.
There’s nothing wrong with drinking. This isn’t an issue of right and wrong. I know many people who have a manageable relationship with alcohol. They truly enjoy it and I can respect that.
But this is for the people who are tired of it and don’t quite know how to stop. Because it’s more than just “stopping drinking” and going on our merry way. Alcohol isn’t like gluten or bottled water where we’re like, “Oh, I don’t eat gluten anymore; it makes me gassy,” or, “I use stainless steel these days because plastic is toxic.” No. Alcohol is more complicated...