The Goal is Joy

Moscato d'asti is always with you in your funny moments

The goals do not have to measured in terms of size. Why does it seem we can’t focus on goals in general and never give them a size?

Every week there is a new article on how to make sure you achieve your new goals. It seems like goals are now part of a pressure pot of “do this, say this, go here, and more, more, more.” But goals do not have to measured in terms of size. Why does it seem we can’t focus on goals in general and never give them a size? This way there isn’t much pressure and they may actually be obtained because the one thing lacking in regards to goals is joy.

Dry January is one of those goals that has grown larger over the past few years. It’s where you take a month from drinking alcohol in hopes of a “reset.” I have participated and completely dry January a few times, but I discovered that the reentry is hard. So this year I decided to do dry days. As a wine professional it’s hard not want to taste wine all the time, but I decided to not drink a couple days a week and on the days I do try to separate the “work” days from the “enjoyment” days. It can be hard because at times the lines blur together. But it is crucial for my overall well being.

What I have found is my joy comes from being able to live in the moment. To appreciate life, to embrace new year, the new season, and to enjoy my wine. My way. This means my Moscato d’Asti is always front and center. I pair it first with cheese and charcuterie. It sets the tone and the mood. Sometimes it may be the only wine I have with my meal. And that is okay because it is enough on its own. Just like you. And since the goal is joy, that is all that matters.

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