Realizing You’re Never Going To Be Perfect



Resolutions anyone?


Well, maybe not resolutions as much as trying to just be a bit better…

It seems like every January I have a “come clean” moment and decide I’m going to better myself in some way.  It also seems like I’m always trying to quit something…  cigarettes, sugar, carbs, and most recently even my beloved wine.

I KNOW, RIGHT!!!  I have said many times in the past that I enjoy “my wine” way too much to ever give it up.  Well, guess what?  It’s time to face the music and realize that it’s getting out of hand.

No, I don’t have any horrible story to share about why I am choosing to cut back.  Nothing bad happened like a DUI, injury or accident.  I just came to realize that wine is just too easy for me to drink, and I’m consuming too much of it.

So in keeping with my January tradition, I’ve decided to take a break from wine.  No, I’m not going to jump full in and say “quit” because I’m not vowing to never have another glass of wine, as I know in my heart that would be a lie.  But, I’ve decided to abstain from wine for 30 days and then see where that leads.

You know the funny thing is that I knew I was drinking too much and by that I mean every day.  But, I can honestly say that I didn’t realize until now that I haven’t been drinking wine (for the past 7 days) that around 4:00 in the afternoon, I get a twinge of excitement in thinking “I’ll be home soon to have a glass of wine, and oh, do I have any wine at the house, what kind?”  But, in the past 7 days when that feeling would come, I would remind myself that I am not drinking wine now, and then if I’m being honest I get a little sad about it.



Right now, all I can say is I’m taking a break.

And, well heck, in full disclosure, you know since it’s January and doesn’t everyone want to “come clean” in January?

The Z Man and I were not successful in quitting smoking either!  There it’s out, I said it, I’ve come clean.

No we aren’t perfect, and we are never going to be perfect.  But, there isn’t anything wrong with continuing to try to be better.

So, we will continue trying.




2 thoughts on “Realizing You’re Never Going To Be Perfect

  1. If you like a habit and try to break it, I think there’s always a tinge of sadness because a part of you doesn’t want the change, even if it’s only temporary or even when you know it’s for the best.

    I’m glad you heard a warning bell go off in your head and have decided to listen to it and see where it takes you.

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