I remembered afterwards how when I was still drinking I used to also swim on Saturday mornings (somewhat slower and often using a support float as one or other of my feet would be out of action); but instead of planning wonderful things I was going to do in my life, my thoughts would be on other less exciting things or creating a fictitious persona for myself as a means of escape. I used to wish I was younger and more healthy, and free of money worries. I used to wish I had been someone else such as a famous explorer or an astronaut, I used to wish I had done things differently in my life, and I would fanaticise in my head as I swam. What a shame I wasn’t happy being the person I was.
So not only does quitting drinking give you a wonderful sense of freedom, it makes you happy with who and what you are, and it allows you to plan for a wonderful future knowing some useless drinking habit isn’t going to get in the way and spoil it all for you.
So be happy, be free, be full of the future, and quit the drink forever!