Let me preface this by saying I’m not a big drinker. Rarely do I drink during the week unless it’s a special event, I probably have a glass of wine by myself about five times a year. On a night out I might buy two drinks (listen, they’re expensive) and I despise taking shots.
And yet in December along with everything else, I went overboard on the booze. Every day at about 2 pm we’d start drinking. This isn’t going to be some sordid tale about how my life went downhill from there. We had three drinks a day for about a week which is WAY more than my usual maybe one at a pub with friends.
So I’ve decided to not drink for the month of January and wanted to share my journey with you all, my lovely blog readers. Oddly, not drinking, is proving fairly difficult for a non-drinker.
On Saturday I’m going to a friend’s birthday that will inevitably include lots of drinking. I guess I’ll be sipping pop at the bar? Anyone who is not a drinker have tips on what to do at a bar with friends? It feels awkward to not hold anything or have anything to sip on when the conversation lulls.
I’m headed to Las Vegas next week for a business trip. Originally this didn’t seem like a problem as I’m going alone and there’s probably nothing sadder than someone drinking alone at a bar in Las Vegas. But I’m realizing a few of my meetings might involve a cocktail, I’m also attending cocktail parties and after 14 hours of meetings I might want a little bit of wine just so I don’t yell at anyone.
My partner’s birthday is later in the month. Which is actually a small obstacle because when I’m in party hosting mode I tend to not even think about eating or drinking. But who knows maybe it’s an obstacle waiting to happen!
I see the first one as the biggest obstacle and most likely to crack me. If I can get through it the other two will be a breeze. Any tips? Is anyone else doing dry January?
I’ll keep you posted on how my non-drinking goes.
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