Let’s talk about alcohol…
More specifically, how I’m not consuming it again.
Admittedly yes I am writing this at 7:55 am on a Sunday morning as I’m suffering from a mild case of beer fear and my left contact still in my eye because I couldn’t get it out in my not so sober state last night – who knows what happened to the right one – but I’m writing this here today now on the blog to hold myself accountable and ensure that I stick to my goal of not drinking alcohol in 2021! It’s a no from me.
In the recent week, somebody asked me what my New Years resolution was. I said I didn’t really have one, because whilst I have goals etc, they’re all things I’m already working on. I didn’t have a specific resolution in mind. Then I had a great idea – no alcohol! I’ve always been up and down when it comes to drinking, I don’t really enjoy it and I hate how it makes me feel afterwards. I’ve quit drinking many times before, but somehow I always find my way back to it, hence this blog post, to hold myself accountable!
I was originally going to start my 2021 goal of ‘no alcohol’ straight away being that there’s no time like the present, however having plans to go for drinks last night I thought hey, I’ll just start in 2021. As I was slightly tipsy, I even almost CANCELLED my New Years resolution of no alcohol. I’m pretty sure I even said ‘I can’t believe my 2021 resolution was going to be to not have alcohol’ because in my tipsy state, I was envisioning all the drunken adventures I was about to get up to in the not so distant future.
Fast forward a nights sleep and I can assure you, the resolution is back on and it starts immediately.
This girl is not drinking alcohol, at least for the next year and one month. If in 2022 I decide to have a drink again then maybe I will, but I can’t imagine that happening after a year off. I can only imagine how good I’ll feel.
I don’t like the feeling of embarrassment or regret that comes with drinking too much, worrying about what I said, who’s photos I liked on Instagram etc etc. I’m done with the beer fear and I’m done waking up with regret, hence why I’m not having alcohol again and I can’t bloody wait to start this journey!
Bring it on.
So this post is to officially confirm that I’m no longer drinking alcohol for the rest of 2020 and the whole of 2021, then who knows from then on out. What I do know is, I’m looking forward to a year of being sober and feeling fresh when I wake up after a night out, maybe a bit tired, but fresh all the same.
Bye bye alcohol, hello happy!