Today marks 100 days in which I have not had a drink of alcohol. To clarify, I never planned to quit drinking forever, and I still don't, although the benefits I've noticed by not drinking have been extremely compelling. This initially started as a "Sober September" challenge with friends and morphed into something much more profound for me. Because alcohol is so accepted in our society I feel like the role it plays in our lives is rarely examined on a granular level. And it seems like as long as you're not a problem drinker then there's no problem at all. Pretty soon I will be releasing a blog post on my finance website which goes into much more depth on the topic, as well as the financial implications I observed. Let me know if you'd like to be added to that list. In the meantime, I've come to the pretty obvious conclusion, one in which many have clearly stated before me, that we grow the most through adversity. And if you live in such a safe and comfortable world that isn't providing you much adversity, you may have to create it yourself. That's exactly what I did.
"You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential."