30 Day Challenge – August

30 days of No Alcohol monthly challenge

30 Day Challenge.

As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m back with the announcement of my final 30-day challenge in this year of 30-day challenges.

Each month since I turned 40 I have completed a 30-day challenge. Some have been physically challenging and some have been mentally challenging. Some months the challenge has been a breeze to complete and others have taken extra dedication.

Through it all, the main goal was growth.

That has been accomplished.

August Challenge.

I have come full circle for my final challenge.

The challenge for the month of August is:

30 Days of No Alcohol.

Beer at Paris Cafe

If you’re wondering what I mean by full circle….last August I also went 30 days with no alcohol.

I wrote about the beginning of that challenge in this post.

I shared a little more in detail of what prompted me to go 30 days without alcohol and what I learned during those 30 days in this post.

Flight of beers in Stirling, Virginia


One of the lessons that I took away from the challenge was that by challenging myself, I could grow.

And so began the year of 30 days challenges upon turning 40 years old.

At the time, I didn’t see any major changes by cutting out alcohol. However, when I added it back in, I realized that it did make me less productive. I have a hard and fast rule about not responding to comments after a glass of wine. My concentration levels also go down.

Given the fact that my stress levels are also leading to current bouts of insomnia, this couldn’t be a better time to incorporate this as my final challenge. While I don’t plan on abstaining permanently from alcohol, I do like having this “reset” of sorts as I head toward the celebration of the day of my birth.

I think that even after I turn 41, it is very likely that I will continue incorporating 30-day challenges into my life.

I’ve learned so much about myself on this journey and I’m looking forward to learning so much more in the years to come.

As always, if you feel compelled to join along in this challenge, please do!!


Let your light shine!


10 thoughts on “30 Day Challenge – August

  1. I’ve gone plenty of 30 days without alcohol, but never on purpose, so to speak. (Well, the pregnant months were definitely on purpose!) Still, whatever makes you feel challenged and grow-ful πŸ™‚

    1. It felt like a completion of the circle for the year of challenges. A moving on into the next phase. πŸ™‚

  2. So I did that yoga challenge with you, no problem getting on board with that one. But this one, ya I am going to pass-we have three trips coming up and I want to have a cocktail or two πŸ˜‰ Great job getting all 12 of these done this year! You are amazingπŸ’•

  3. Happy birthday! (We are almost the same age, I turned 40 this summer!) I haven’t been drinking much in several years, probably less than 15 drinks since 2010 or something! I’m definitely more productive! 🀣

    1. Happy Belated Birthday!! Alcohol and productivity don’t seem to go hand in hand. lol.

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