While I don’t have the physical craving for wine, I have been having lots of emotional and mental cravings. Picturing myself having a glass of wine in hand for all the familiar scenarios: sitting by myself, or at parties, or meeting friends, or preparing food, or eating food, or watching TV, or traveling. Etc., Etc., Etc.
As the new year began, my mind started running on this little track of thought – Hey! You did the year, now let’s get back to our regularly scheduled life!
In thinking hard about what prompted this, I identified the fact that I am on a long visit home with family. Let’s just call them The Button Pushers. AND all this talk of Dry January and giving up alcohol for thirty-one days. But after giving up booze for those thirty-one handful of days – normal services resumed for everyone else! Does that really work for people??
Anyway, hang on girl – you’ll get past it!