101 days

Today is September 22, 2022, and that means you still have 101 days to make 2022 the year you change your life forever!

FREEDOM is possible!

If you are feeling like you just wish you had more control over your drinking but thinking about the Christmas season and NOT drinking feels totally overwhelming (and HORRIBLE), then my new friend, I GOT YOU.

Here’s the thing. Your choice to take a break and see how you feel doesn’t mean you have to choose forever. It just means you are choosing for now. And it doesn’t mean you have to quit drinking now. It just means you want to take the time to start learning more about how life could FEEL if you weren’t worried about your next drink all the time.

I know how much headspace drinking can take up.. not to mention money, time, energy….

What if taking a break could be fun?

What if taking a break could SAVE YOU MONEY, so you could have a little extra for yourself this year?

What if you could actually feel good about making the rebellious choice to drink less? Because seriously, we both know you are a badass!

What if you spent the next 101 days learning how to put yourself first without all the self judgement and guilt?

Do you truly want to drink less so you can LIVE MORE??

Yesterday was World Gratitude Day, and I can say with clarity and absolute honesty that the one thing I am THE MOST grateful for, IS the decision to make alcohol small and irrelevant in my life.

3 years ago, I was running away from everything, I had moved to a tiny town of 600 people because I needed to get my head on straight. I had spent the previous year moving around the country and trying to find a place to call home. I had finally felt like I found my place and started an amazing job, living in the mountains with the love of my life, until my drinking literally blew up every aspect of my life. I lost my job, couldn’t pay my bills, cheated on my partner and was drinking more than ever to cope with all my bad decisions… all of which stemmed from my drinking in the first place!!

Do you ever feel like you are banging your head against a wall? Like you know you are a good person, but can’t seem to stop making bad decisions when you’re drinking??

I was the type of person that believed alcohol was so necessary, I dedicated my life to hospitality and spent almost 20 years learning about ALL THINGS ALCOHOL. I would have never admitted I thought I had a problem. I would never have identified with a term like “alcoholic”, and you would have never ever got me to step foot in anything resembling an AA meeting.

There was just NO WAY that drinking was my problem.

So, there I was, trying my best to keep my drinking under control, living in the middle of nowhere with no one I knew, and no way I could get myself into trouble, right??

WRONG.

I was starting to find myself in the same old patterns, sneaking drinks at work, taking shots with customers, staying after my shift and drinking with regulars, coming home late and waking up with guilt, regrets and horrible hangovers. Just to do it all again the next night.

Even though I felt like I was moderating, even though I was doing OK at following my “rules”. Even though I was still functioning in the eyes of everyone else (even getting offered promotions!), there was this nagging voice inside of me that was saying, “your drinking is causing you problems. Is this really how you want to spend your life?”

I knew I was meant for more.

I knew I had big dreams inside of me, but I was just feeling so lost and had no idea how to get out ahead of all the shit I kept causing for myself.

And then I found out I was pregnant.

Staying sober for my unborn baby was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but you know what it taught me?

How much better my life was WITHOUT alcohol…

It was like this glimpse into a secret superpower that NO ONE ELSE KNOWS ABOUT!

That year was not easy. The pandemic was starting, my mom died, and I was with a guy I had no intentions on sharing my life with.

I was struggling with alcohol and feeling totally deprived, and honestly a little out of control, that was the first time in 20 years that I wasn’t drinking regularly. It was the first time I was forced to step away from my habits and actually start recognizing how deeply alcohol was engrained in my life. The space pregnancy gave me from alcohol made me realize how much better my life was WITHOUT IT.. and it took a while but once I accepted this choice as the badass, rebellious decision that it is, I started to realize how much better I felt, how much more energy I had, how much better my relationships were. And best of all I was able to start taking back some of the headspace that alcohol was previously taking up!

Alcohol is a giant lie. And we have all been led to believe that its important and necessary, but the truth of it is, it isn’t important. It is NOT necessary. And when you start to shift your beliefs about why you drink, you have this amazing freedom to reclaim POWER over your life.

Do you want to live more?

Do you want to have more time and energy to do the things you really love?

Do you have dreams and plans that year after year you keep pushing further down the road?

Do you keep making plans and never following through?

When I stopped drinking, I was able to put my time and energy into the things that really matter to me. I was able to stop giving valuable headspace to something that never gave back anything it promised. I was able to really start LIVING again.

Now I couldn’t be paid to put that poison into my body! Now I know the truth of how alcohol hijacks our brain and steals everything we love and enjoy from us. Now I am dedicated to helping people, who are questioning the benefits of alcohol, to see the beautiful freedom that is available once we start choosing something different then the masses.

Changing your relationship with alcohol is just one big step towards living the life of your dreams. And there are still 101 days left in this year to make it the year you decide to claim your power and choose to live the life of your dreams with intention and integrity.

I can’t stress enough how much better life is on the other side of alcohol. But what you do with this information is absolutely up to you.

If you want to get a head start on your new year’s resolution of drinking less and living more, don’t hesitate, reach out today. My next 12-week coaching container is getting underway in less than 2 weeks, and I would LOVE to have you there.

Imagine starting the year off feeling free of alcohol and in total control of your life?

with love,
Danielle

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