October is my birthday month and for one more day I can say "I am in my forties". After Thursday I head into another decade, another race category, and another era of my life. The forties have been good but mentally I am not ready for 50. I don't feel it and I don't think of myself as that age.
2 years ago I joined in OctSober and stopped drinking alcohol. And after October was over I didn't go back. I was having wine daily and now have very little. I am now an Occasional drinker, the capital O meaning I partake on special occasions like Christmas or a Birthday not the little o of more regular consumption. It was the impetus I needed for my weight loss and it worked a treat.