2017-The Year of No Resolutions
I am not making a resolution this year. No one likes a skinny sober bitch anyway. Nah. That's not the reason. The reason is because I made a resolution to cut back on my drinking almost every year for the past 10 years. Some years it worked better than others. You know what all of the resolutions had in common? They didn't change my relationship with alcohol. Cutting back on drinking was not what I needed to do. I needed to fix the issues that made me want to drink. I needed a whole f-ing life overhaul.
This year, I intend to follow the path I set forth in June of 2016. I made a promise to myself to have gratitude and patience for everything in my life. I made a promise to myself to live one day at a time and be present. I did not make myself a promise to not drink again. I made myself a promise to fix me and not turn to alcohol to mask my problems anymore. I approach every choice in life with the same three principles-Serenity, Courage and Wisdom. And, if you know me, you know I am a fairweather fan of AA...but this prayer I hold in high esteem because it works to keep me sane and out of the wine rack.
God, grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change.
The COURAGE to change the things I can.
And, the WISDOM to know the difference.
So, one foot forward for where we're going and one foot back for all the crack, smack, bottle of Jack...See y'all in 2017. It is going to be one heck of a year.