Today is day 99 for me. I was just writing a post on OYNB, One Year No Beer, a membership Facebook group with thousands of people, some of them with unimaginable hardships because of alcohol. I don't often post there, but I read their stories. They are all HEROES to me and inspire me to keep going. It is incredible what some of them endure in their life, some of it is unimaginable and unthinkable, I don't know if I could bear it, and yet there they are, trying to make a better life for themselves. And here I am, day 99 with no drinking, also unimaginable and unthinkable... Who was that person 99 days ago? I have left her behind. I should have been saying 112 days, because I caved in about 2 weeks in and had a couple of glasses of wine at a social dinner and then a whole bottle over the weekend (because I couldn't stop at a couple of glasses and I couldn't leave undrunk wine in the fridge). Really, it was for no good reason. But in some ways that caving in was part of my journey, I learned a lesson and it made me stronger. Strong enough to make it to 99 days. I love it that I feel good this morning. I feel ready to tackle a good part of my huge todo list today. Yesterday was my first day in my new business premises. Look at me.... 52 and starting a new practice in a global pandemic... I just have to give it all I've got and make a go of it. Being AF has played a big part because I save hours and hours of time wasted. Life wasted. Coming out of the alcohol fog is good... it is eye opening, it has revealed much about me and my life. There is a lot more to enjoy and experience and it's all a lot easier without the bottle.