Something new to learn-
I drank for ten years, beginning just before college and really living it up while I was there. I had amazing times while in college but alcohol became another mask for me to wear. Another tool for me to hide my pain or more importantly gain confidence.
I had played around with the idea of not drinking for a couple of years before finally giving it up in August 2016.
I want to know the real me, to make decisions based on my emotions and true thoughts at any one time not because of a bottle of wine or captain morgans.
I've had three tequila shots since August-
1-To celebrate a friends birthday, 2-Another random night (for confidence) and 3-Before Karaoke(I can't sing). However since that last shot I was decided no matter what comes my way I don't need alcohol. I don't need it for confidence or to relax or to have fun- I can do all of those things naturally. 😊🙌 I don't feel any draw or need for alcohol in my life anymore, I genuinely don't miss it or crave it. 😍🙃😁 I go out nearly every weekend and with each weekend I've become more confident in myself and will stay out as late as anyone else, along with grace the dance floor. I love not drinking! 💃❤️ It was really hard at the start (people try to persuade you to drink and on two of the occasions above I broke, one I decided myself) but over the months it got so much easier just being me! 😊
On this journey of mine it actually has been the easiest bit, now to give up chips 🍟 I don't think I'm able for that life long commitment 😂