I'm feeling good, things are much easier than they ever have been before when I've cut drinking out, why? Is it really just my resolve? My secrecy? This blog? Time of year? Luck? The Pink Cloud?
As easy as it is, I did experience my first legit trigger at work, which is not a place where I have ever drank. A colleague came to see me about an issue, and it was her Southern accent that made me viscerally want a whisky. Part of it is because I have build a persona of her as this badass older lady with a mint julep and a shot gun on her front porch (all with love). And that made me want to drink when I got home, so I could feel a little badass too.
Let me think about my triggers:
The end of a terrible or awesome day
People talking about drinking
Watching shows with lots of drinking (Madmen, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones)
Awkward social situations
The thought-"I want to have fun!"
My dad, or really any family members
Boredom in general
The sound of a cork popping or a stopper of whisky squeaking out
-Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp -Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski and Robert Doyle -After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood by Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell