A rationalization of why I quit drinking

Aby Go
5 min readMar 9, 2022

by: Aby Go

Hi, I’m Aby and I’m not an alcoholic. However, by the time this article gets published I will be 120 days sober. I had my last sip of alcohol on New Year’s Eve. A full 15 minutes before the clock turned twelve. The idea to stop drinking came to me the moment I decided to move back permanently to Manila from Madrid in November of 2020. The clean slate in Manila and beginning of a new year offered an opportunity to cultivate fresh habits and quit old ones — including the dreadful drinking habit I picked up in Spain.