I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets, and resolutions.
Today’s post is about regret.
- I really regret drinking in 2012.
I am not an alcoholic, but I was on the road for 40 weeks in 2012. And I come from a family where functional alcoholism looks like fun until the age of 45. Plus I’m a fool and a narcissist, so the odds aren’t fabulous for me.
I am not a lame HR technology company: I don’t need big data to spot an obvious trend.
I have started to make some changes.
- I am hanging out and working with fewer people who drink excessively.
- I am eating better and exercising more, which helps motivate me to skip the fruity drinks and empty calories.
- I am drinking for the right reasons that include good wine, good company and good conversation.
- I am trying to practice the art of moderation.
And if I get tipsy, which still happens even when I am trying to be relatively restrained, I try to remember that I am an adult who generally makes good choices. Being drunk can be fun without being heavy or depressing.
But I do regret drinking at HR Tech.