July - Month 7 down, 5 to go!

Earlier this month I was listening to my favorite podcast, Stuff You Should Know, They were talking about the human body, and how we're generating new cells all the time.

I learned that within 300 days, our body has replaced all the cells of our liver with new ones.

That means that by the end of this year, my liver will be brand-spankin-baby-new. I will literally be starting over. That blows my mind a little bit.

Does that mean I'll stop drinking all together? Probably not. But this piece of information has definitely made me more aware of the importance of taking a break from certain things, and allowing our bodies some time to heal.

Summertime is now in full swing in Denver, and I'm loving every second of it. My friends and I are biking everywhere again, we're going to concerts, dancing 'till the wee hours - I'm just so happy! I've certainly had a few of those "I wish I could have a drink" moments over the past month - especially because there's nothing I love more than a cold cider on a hot day. YUM.

Karaoke night, baby!!

Karaoke night, baby!!

There have also been a few instances when I've realized my desire to drink is because by 2 a.m. the entire world is drunk except me. It's not because I need it to feel comfortable, or to fit in. It's because everyone else is absolutely ridiculous by that time of the night - falling all over each other, trying to go home with someone, trying to keep their eyes open or stand upright - that it's hard to deal with completely sober.

It probably doesn't come as a surprise to you, but a lot of people are really stinkin' annoying when they're drunk.

I have to say, my friends are an exception because I love them so much. It's interesting to see how their personalities are magnified after a few drinks, and I kind of love seeing them so stripped down without anything holding them back. It makes me wonder how I would seem to a sober person's eyes when I'm tipsy.

Money saved in 7 months: approximately $1,608.00.

Experiences and happiness gained in 7 months: SO MUCH OF THE THINGS.

As always, thanks to everyone for keeping me strong! Less than a half a year to go!