Monday, December 9, 2013

A Bit of Personal Reflection

Some of you have noticed that my activity on this blog page has slowed down somewhat. Without going into too much personal information, family health issues and work stress have caused me to curtail my drinking activities. Momma-San has some health issues concerning her liver and was told by the liver specialist that until her situation is resolved, she shouldn't do anything that would cause harm to her liver...including consuming alcohol. Based on that, I don't feel that its right to go out on my drinking escapades (which I sometimes do with Momma-San) and consuming cocktails while she can't. In a form of solidarity, I'm curtailing my drinking.

Another reason for my pulling back on the drinks is that work has been super stressful as of late. Keeping that in mind, it would be easy to just hide in the bottle to block out this and any issue. That's something that I can't do. At the age of 41, it is very hard to bounce back after a night of drinking. The hangovers last an entire day. And that's the mild hangovers. I just can't do it anymore. Add to that the pockets of black moments that I seem to have more and more after a few shots. What are black moments you may ask?

I find that I've had nights that I just don't have a clear timeline of events. That's kind of scary don't you think? I owe a responsibility first and foremost to my family. Its one thing to have a few drinks, another thing is to be irresponsible in doing so. I potentially could be putting myself in hazardous situations in those moments that I don't remember. I have to be smarter than that. Keeping that in mind and the aforementioned situation with Momma-San in mind, I've decided to scale back on the activites of my Sisco Vanilla persona. That doesn't mean that I won't be doing any writing. I just have to shift the focus from just drinking to other areas. I will still be doing the infusions. So don't fret folks, I still have a few things up my sleeve that I will be rolling out in the near future.

I thank you all for your understanding and support. I look forward to more adventures with you all in the future.

Sisco Vanilla