Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 92: shipping out.

So I'm approximately 23 minutes away from leaving the building. Forever. 23 minutes from setting sail into the wide blue yonder, rolling free on the ocean waves. Okay so now I'm being ridiculous. But yes. The time has finally come to ship out. So there's only one thing left to do. Actually, let's make that three: delete my emails, rally the troops and head for the pub! To the pub my friends! To the pub!


  1. Hi Claire,
    8 days ago on my 46th birthday (Australia Day)I managed to embarrass myself drinking copious amounts of alcohol again!!!! Like you, I woke the next day promising myself never to do that again. I have been a "party girl" since I was 20 and it had become a "normal" part of life for everyone I knew. I also am an "all or nothing" girl and made the decision that I would take a year off without alcohol. My 19 year old daughter bought home a copy of Grazia the other day which I sat down and read last night. I couldn't believe it when I came across your article. I am so proud of you!!! And you have inspired me to continue on my own alcohol free journey. I have deliberately stayed home and avoided social situations for the past 8 days and know I cannot keep doing this. I have been invited out to a bingo night tonight with the girls and I have an 80's dress up party on Saturday!!! I'm scared!!! But also looking forward to the challenge. Wish me luck!!

  2. Go for it girl! You'll be fine. Just make sure you have nice alco-free drinks sorted and you won't feel like the odd one out. And while you're sipping your alcohol free cocktails, keep firmly in mind how awesome you're going to feel waking up tomorrow without a hangover. It's heavenly believe me.