Day 22 of Dry February

Quick check-in. I’ve been alcohol free again now for a bit, going on a third day of no drinking since my slip on Day 19. Of course, I’m not expecting any withdrawal symptoms this time, which is nice. And I only have another eight days of the challenge … not to say I should go […]

Day 20 of Dry February

Well, I finally slipped. I made it 18 days without drinking, but yesterday, I was stressed out and tired and just decided to give in. My first thought after deciding to drink was that I’d blown it, I have to start over again. But then I thought, why? Why not just call it a slip […]

Day 18 of Dry February

I’m proud to say I’ve made it this far. I’m coming up on three weeks of sobriety, which was about as far as I got last time. I’ve been having the occasional temptation or two to throw in the towel early, but my momentum is helping carry me at this point. And school and work […]

Day 16 of Dry February

I’m feeling pretty good now that I’m over the hump of Day 15, but I can’t get cocky now. I just need to put my head down and stick with it. I am definitely enjoying mornings without hangovers! Snowpocalypse 2021 seems to be finally coming to close, though we still don’t have hot water at […]

Day 14 of Dry February

I’ve made it to two weeks! And it has been crazy. I didn’t report on Day 12 because I had no internet. The record-breaking cold weather has brought several inches of snow to Arlington, TX, and this city (and most of Texas) just isn’t built for this. We were out of power for over a […]

Day 10 of Dry February

I’ve made it to the 10-day mark! This is going to be another short post, though, as I’ve got a lot of work to do this weekend. Today, I’m planning to get in 2-3 hours of writing, as well as some grading. I’m a little stressed about getting this paper done, which is due Wednesday, […]

Day 8 of Dry February

Okay, so checking in every day has been a little challenging, but so far I’m still sober after a week. I’m pretty proud of myself! Three more weeks to go. I may switch to an every-other-day posting schedule… It’s definitely helping to check in, but between teaching and research (not to mention finishing up my […]

Day 6 of Dry February

Well, I’ve made it to Day 6 and still sober! Almost to a week! It’s been busy, and I didn’t get a chance to check in yesterday. I really haven’t had much in the way of possible withdrawal symptoms other than a slight headache in the mornings, so that is happy news, and perhaps I […]

Day 4 of Dry February

Today is going to be a quick check-in, as I have a good bit of writing to do today. I have a paper due in less than a week for an upcoming conference. I have started on it and done a good bit of research, but the time has come to sit down and DRAFT. […]

Day 3 of Dry February

I’m checking in today with over 48 hours of sobriety under my belt. From what I’ve read online, the 48-72 hour mark is usually when withdrawals are at their worst, but I’m feeling pretty good so far. I had a little bit of a headache when I woke up this morning, but other than that, […]