“You’re at your most vulnerable right after you score a goal”
When I heard this, something clicked for me.
I’d been trying to stop drinking for ages. I knew I was drinking too much, and I knew that moderation was waaayyy too hard for me, so I was aiming to stop completely.
I would set a date, read all the quit lit, psych myself up and – stop! Yay.
Day 1: This is hard but I am determined.
Day 2: I can do this!
Day 3: I don’t know why I was so worried. It’s hard but not THAT hard.
Day 4: This is so easy, I think I can probably have just one ….
Day 5: Oh shit. What was I thinking??!! Waaah! I’m stuck again.
Then I read the quote “You’re at your most vulnerable right after you score a goal” and I realised what was happening.
The hard bit wasn’t Day 1. I had to keep my guard up the whole time. For days and weeks and months,...