I Accidentally Quit Drinking One Month Ago and the Results Are Annoying

Who wants to feel this good?

Jill Francis
8 min readAug 2, 2022

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Woman sitting in a pool overlooking a town in Italy. Ocean is visible beyond.
Author’s Photo of Author Having Time to Do Nothing in Her Pool

Make no mistake, I didn’t plan this. I was not looking to embark on some kind of liver detox, life reset, or telomere lengthening exercise. The only thing that happened is that I got whacked so hard by COVID that the mere sight of the bottle of prosecco chilling in the fridge made me shudder. One…

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Jill Francis

American immigrant in Italy with too many degrees in Psychology. I write about everything I’m afraid of. jillfranciswrites@gmail.com