I’m not drinking anymore.

Why is that so hard to say?  Over the past few months I have playing with the decision to stop drinking completely.  Just over two weeks ago, I made the decision to just stop.  I have set myself a challenge of not drinking any alcohol for one year.    Do I drink too much?  Do I drink too often?  I don’t know; but I do know that I no longer enjoy it.  I hate waking up after a night out feeling groggy, tired, hungry and just wondering did I say or do something offensive or embarrassing?

For the past while I have been cutting back, trying events and social situations sans alcohol and it made me realise that I can do it, and feel better for it in the morning.

The advantages so far:

  • Taking the car: no worries about wearing heels, or getting caught in the rain, and I go home when I want
  • Feeling fresher (and slightly virtuous) in the morning after a night out.

Things I need to work on:

  • Its really hard when somebody sees me as their drinking buddy, and I feel like I am letting them down. (I know that makes no logical sense, but it is how I feel).
  • Finding alternative drinks for nights out.  No point in cutting out alcohol and replacing it with sugar, so I need some healthy tasty alternatives.

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