I GAVE UP ALCOHOL.
First off, no, I'm not an alcoholic. No, I'm not anywhere near that. 🙅♀️ Second of all, no, I'm not pregnant.
So why the heck would I give it up?
While in Nashville a couple weeks ago, my gal @meganleighletters + I had a deep + honest conversation about what it will take to make our dreams happen this year. 💭 And so we started brainstorming things that hold us back from our highest potential. Alcohol very much being one of them.
For my whole life, alcohol has never really been something that I've "needed". Very rarely have I felt the "need" to drink. Even in college, saying no to go out to the bars was a very easy no for me. 🤷 And while I do really enjoy a GOOD glass of red wine, or a FRESH margarita, or a CHILLED glass of bubbly, the short term pleasure of 1+ drinks isn't worth the negatives that come from it. 💪 RIGHT NOW, my dreams + goals mean more to me than the fleeting pleasure of some alcoholic drinks.
When Megan + I were chatting, there were just so many downfalls for me even having ONE drink at any given time. Drinking alcohol increases my inflammation (instantly, seriously, I'm maybe a little allergic 😬), tears down my immune system🤒, makes me sleep terrible☹️, gives me brain fog for about 24hrs, makes me a little extra sassy 🥴, and not fully present.
While this isn't forever, it is definitely indefinite. (See what I did there? lol🤣) After I hit my next few goals, I will be re-evaluating my lifestyle habits to adjust for the next set of goals and go from there. 👍 But until then, I am set. [THE REST IS IN THE COMMENTS] - 18 hours ago