Wednesday, 12 January 2011
February is close and again this year I am giving up alcohol for the month. I enjoy a glass or two of wine and I like to drink socially but I am very aware of all the youths out there who struggle with drugs and/or alcohol. I also have an 11 year old boy who in the next few years will be exposed to alcohol outside the home and at that time I will have no direct control over how he handles the situation. I do hope however, that what we teach him in the meantime will influence his decisions when the time comes.
By participating in Febfast, I hope to show him, that although his mum likes a glass of wine, she doesn't need it to enjoy herself and that it is no hardship to say no. In fact he also knows that for the last 2 New Years Eve's I have not had a drink and have been the driver, why, because it was more important for me to have a good time with friends that lived a few towns away than to have that drink.
Anyway, I know the timing isn't perfect and that you will already have dug deep to donate to the Queensland floods, but if you could consider helping me to raise money by clicking this link and sponsoring me to stay alcohol free for February I would really appreciate it.
Of course, I would love it if you could join me instead. Alternatively please just spread the word that Febfast exists and maybe more people will sign up for an alcohol free February.