So after declaring this year to be one of sobriety, I reassessed my goal and decided to take a different mental approach. I need to not look at the whole year as saying I am doing the WHOLE year. I am going to take it one month at a time. Saying this will help me see a more tangible result but also, keep the nay sayers abay.
After seeing the various reactions of others, I deeply thought about it. Some called me an optimist, others asked why I would do such a thing.
In an attempt to keep my garden free of weeds, I will continue to change my thought process about it, reflect more deeply and become more in tune with my thoughts.