I have been drinking heavily my entire adult life with the exception of about two very happy years and I feel it is now time to try and put it down (again).
It's hard, though, as there is no one to impress except myself. Last time I quit, at least I worked with some sober people whom I found much more relatable with a clear mind and that provided at least a little more inspiration to continue. Also, I was single, so the self improvement was pushed along by the urge to merge, if you will.
Now I am (very happily) married. And my wife, although she is my world, is a drinker, and not to be counted on as a good influence in that department. I have no deep relationships with any non drinkers.
I am very much looking forward to being sober AND free of the JWs at the same time, as the two have never really coincided in my life. I pretty much traded the shackles of the religion for the shackles of heavy drinking and have been a cynical miserable SOB for a long time now. I feel like there could be a whole new life out there if I can just not drink.
Some words of advice, encouragement, or comisery would be much appreciated!