Hi friends! Kelly here. If you’ve ever looked at my website or social media, you probably guessed that I love wine. Red, white, rose - it doesn’t matter to me. I drink wine with dinner, I like to visit wineries, and I enjoy sharing a bottle with my girlfriends while catching up. It will probably come as a surprise to you, then, that I gave up drinking wine for almost the entire month of June.
During the last weekend of May and first weekend of June, I drank too much wine. I spent too much money, stayed out too late, accomplished too little, and felt too bloated. I woke up on June 3rd after having gotten home at 3 am, and decided that I was not going to drink any more in the month of June in order to be healthy.
This turned out to be much easier than I thought it was going to be. When I first told people that I wasn’t drinking in June, someone laughed at me. From that point forward, it was all about proving a point. I’m proud to say that from June 4th through June 30th, I didn’t drink a single drop of wine, or any alcohol at all for that matter.
June was a roller coaster month for me that involved many situations where I normally would have had a glass of wine. I walked away from a gig that wasn’t working out, I endured the most stressful week of my summer, I planned the largest and most successful event of my career, and I booked several important clients. I caught up with friends I hadn’t seen in a while and worked an event where the other key players offered me wine once an hour. I politely said “no thank you” and drank seltzer instead.
Within the first week, I had a flat stomach. I felt more refreshed when I woke up in the morning and I got more accomplished throughout the day and evening. I saved money by not buying alcohol when I went out to eat, and I proved that I do, in fact, have willpower. All in all, I accomplished all I had hoped to.
On July 1st, I celebrated with a Fishers Island Lemonade while sitting out by my pool. I may have willpower, but I’m no teetotaler.
Kelly and The KME Team