I Quit Quitting

So remember a few months ago I talked about quitting alcohol? Maybe it was more than just a few months, but it feels like it was just yesterday. Well, I quit quitting.

What does that even mean? Well, it means I am drinking again. But, I’m not drinking like I had been. In fact, my tastes have completely changed. AND so has my tolerance.

I am more sensitive to the red wines that I’ve tried. Not all of them are good anymore. I don’t like every seltzer that I try. I haven’t really even started with the mixed drinks. I haven’t tried white wine or sipping bourbon. I had two full glasses of wine one night and holy crap! I was drunk.

Who am I? This is not the person I have been in 20 years. I am absolutely okay with it. The time I took off from drinking has allowed me to reset myself and get to a point that I only drink if I want the flavor and if I don’t like it, I don’t force myself to get used to it. I don’t drink every night of the week or even every week.

So why did I quit quitting? Because I wanted to. I wanted a glass of wine for the flavor so I let myself have it. As long as I stay at the level of drinking I’m at now, I don’t foresee feeling like I need to quit again. I don’t drink often and I don’t drink near as much quantity. I stay cautious about how much so I keep my overall health in check. My focus now is my health. That is the most important thing for me.

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