Or, in my new counting scheme, this is 3 months in, starting month #4.
Some of the biggest things in my life have happened by sort of backing into them, without them being part of a Grand Plan. Medical school was like that- I applied sort of as a lark, intending to work for a PhD in Genetics, and have a research career. When I was accepted to medical school, I thought, I might as well try it! And here I am, several decades into a fascinating profession!
Getting married (after my freshman year in college, at age 19!) happened when we sort of decided that it might be easier than just living together, and that one rent was cheaper than two rents. And now, um, forty-something years later- it's still a go!
And so it was with Belle's 100 day challenge. I was feeling discouraged, ashamed and frustrated. Once I had the brilliant thought of looking to see if there were any websites about stopping alcohol, hers was one of the first I found. And I was just feeling down enough that grasping at the 'straw' of 100 days seemed somehow reasonable. And here I am, 3 months sober, with the firm intention of completing another 11 months without alcohol before again thinking about whether or not to drink at all.
My point? Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans (Often attributed to John Lennon, but probably originating about 2 decade before he used the phrase). Sometimes your feet take you in a direction that your conscious mind knows nothing about! (But your subconscious may well be planning for you!).
So here's a toast (seltzer water with lime!) to serendipity and coincidence and all those other seemingly-random things that happen to us. They are often worth a second or third look!