Why now as a time to quit? Why not tomorrow, or last year, or next month? Here's my reason:
I've always excused my excessive wine intake by remembering that I never drive after drinking, and never let drinking affect my work.
About a week ago, I had a dreadful night. Insomnia, a nightmare, staring at the ceiling for hours. About 3 AM I gave up and got up. Frustrated and mad, I drank a (large) glass of wine- and finally fell asleep again. Naturally enough, I overslept. I bolted out of bed and slammed out the door on my way to work.
It wasn't 'til evening that I realized I'd undoubtedly had alcohol in my system on my drive to work and for at least the first part of my morning. Both of my alcohol Red Lines, transgressed in a single morning. Whoa! Time to do something very different- and taking a nice long vacation from alcohol seemed like an obvious next step.
I found Belle's 100 day challenge, and signing up for that seemed like a good idea. So here I am, a little over a week from my last drink. I think I can do this. I'm not sure what I will do after 100 days, but I'm in for making it to 100.