To the best of my knowledge, I don’t drink too much. 1-2 ciders per day, sometimes maybe a few more – but spread out carefully across a late afternoon and evening, so as to maintain a reasonable drink-to-time ratio.
For some time though, I had been thinking of pulling back and slowly coming off the cider – and alcohol in general. It was a desire I’d expressed prior to leaving my last job, where I most certainly drank to cope with the stresses and pressures that continued increasing in my role.
Now that I’ve been away from the job for over a month now, and have had some time to sleep in, regain a sense of sanity, and explore my interests and hobbies in greater depth, I’m thinking it’s time to fulfill some of the promises Then Ilya made to Now Ilya.
So for the purposes of engaging in a regular writing activity and tracking my developments in this Grand Quest, I’ll be producing daily updates on my progress – much like I do with my beard growth on my Instagram account.
Let us then designate today, 7 March 2017, as Day One of the Reduced Drink Experience.