Just Checking In…

Time flies when you’re having fun.  I wanted to check in since I haven’t posted anything in a while.  The good news is that still no alcohol.  That makes it my longest streak ever at 8 months.  It’s amazing how fast these last few months have flown by.  I would say looking back the first few months were definitely the most difficult since I was in this “limbo” state from identifying myself as a drinker.  However, now I just accept that I won’t drink (ie, I’m not a drinker), having this shift in identity definitely makes it easier.  Does it mean I’m not tempted to drink?  No, but I feel like my resolve is stronger.  Especially now that I’ve made it this far, I want to see this thing through to the end.  Lessons I’ve learned so far…

  • when you drink sometimes it’s difficult to separate who your are when drunk vs. sober (you start identifying with one or relying on the other)
  • being surrounded by drunk people sometimes is amusing, but often can get old very quick…
  • which means by being not drunk your patience decreases when being around other drunk people
  • Many of our “adult” activities revolve around drinking–sporting events, clubbing, weddings, etc…
  • drunk people don’t like being judged by sober people (which may explain why they try to get the sober people drunk)
  • having serious conversations with drunk people is interesting…

I’m sure there are other lessons I’ve learned so far on my journey, but I’m getting tired.  So I’ll leave with this question to whomever may come across this post.

If your are fun while drunk and boring while sober, what kind of person does that make you?  A boring person or a fun person?

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