Master these life skills and your quest for sobriety will be easier.
This is great, thank you for articulating it so well. I don't know if we can ever learn everything we need to know before we quit drinking, but all of these things I think are great examples of the kind of challenges you will face when you embark on this journey. It's easy to give up in the face of these obstacles, thinking that it's just not worth all of this and you might as well just drink and think of it as the cost of having a happy life. Figuring out how to be happy without alcohol is a long process - this is a super helpful guide to navigating it.