I found this amazingly helpful.
I am following a facebook page called Club Soda. Alcohol free. People connect and help each other and encourage each other. I love it. I have seen this girl, agonising over a future event. All along the others on the page have encouraged…. here is her post the day after the ”future event” that she was so afraid of….
So I did it. I had THE most amazing day completely alcohol free as a bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding. I was really apprehensive despite being almost 9 months free about whether I could have a good time and not feel like I was missing out without booze.
Well I can categorically say that I didn’t just have a good time, I had an infinitely better time without it. I felt anxiety free and serene the whole day, I was present and engaged and had lovely heartfelt conversations with wonderful friends I hadn’t seen in ages, I danced all night SOBER, something I thought I would never be able to do let alone enjoy. In fact I was one of the people who was on the dance floor the most! I felt incredibly alive and thankful for being in a room with so many people I love. I woke today hangover free, the absolute best feeling in the world knowing I can do this. No ifs no buts.
So if you have a similar big event coming up know that you can and will have a brilliant time without booze – once you test and prove this it will make you realise that it’s not alcohol creating the buzz and fun – it’s you and the love and friendship around you. As a wise lady said on here yesterday it’s ‘Shampagne’. Never a truer word said.
Thank you to everyone who helped me with my wobble yesterday, you guys are awesome x
I was so heartened to read this. I am so in heaven not drinking. This is the present and this is where I know I belong and I should stay. But I do stray into thinking about future events. And when I get panicky I will come back and read her post. I was one of the ones encouraging her, saying that it was only one evening. Yet I know that perhaps when my time comes I will be equally tempted to say fuck it and want to drink.
Hope you are all well, my ghost readers, who possibly are not even there 😉