No Alcohol & No Nicotine November

Oct 26, 2021

Today I’m committing to no alcohol and no nicotine during November.

I don’t really know if that’s a thing, but it sounds like a thing?

Either way, it’s happening.

I stumbled into Sober September by being sick for the first two weeks of September (having the flu during a global pandemic is NOT advised for one’s anxiety).

I thought since I already have two weeks down by default ( it’s amazing how sleeping all day and chugging Mucinex are really effective at preventing smoking and drinking) I may as well finish out the rest of the month and then BAM, that’s how I got 34 days consecutively of not smoking or drinking (hasn’t happened since 2017).

I was pretty stoked!

And then October rolled around and some family stuffed came up and I was awash in fear, anger, shame, and hurt. Quadruple whammy.

I didn’t drink a LOT in October, but I did have a few days here and there.

I remember feeling really good a few weeks ago – when I hit day 34 of no wine and no cigarettes. I was sleeping better, my skin looked AMAZING, I had more happy moments (felt like the depression fog was clearing a lil bit) and my creativity came back. I was drawing, writing, playing music, singing…all the stuff I stopped doing just for the pleasure of it a while ago. For me, that’s been the most rewarding – getting my inspiration back.

This is why I’m recommitting to no alcohol and no nicotine for the month of November. Yes, including Thanksgiving! (Send me prayers)

 

by chaucee

Hi, I’m Chaucee, the hands behind the words on this screen. I started this blog as a college freshman in 2008 as a creative outlet while studying for my bachelor’s. Since then it’s grown into a way to document things I love and things I’m learning. Welcome : )

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