goodbyeclarity feel what it's like to be new.
I’m getting really good at this. I went camping this past weekend and I barely drank (and had a great time!)
Friday night I had a beer or two around the fire.
Saturday morning I woke up and had maybe three mimosas. After that, I stopped drinking until the evening, when I had a pretty strong vodka/diet. Never got drunk. A bit tipsy at breakfast, but much better than last year when I pounded screwdrivers and barfed in the campfire. ;)
I had like 1/3 of a breakfast beer on Sunday. Mostly for show. Friends were hungover and miserable. I was just smelly.
I’m so proud of myself for how well I’ve been able to do with this goal!
I have to add to it, though.
J and I both agree that I can’t drink around a certain shady “friend” (who I won’t even mention by initials) because despite how much we used to like him, he is a bad person and can’t be trusted. Ever. If I’m drunk and he shows up, I need to leave. If he’s there, I don’t drink a drop. If he texts/calls me when I’m drunk, I need to delete and ignore it.
I am writing this here because when I drink I have no willpower and suck at deflecting his contact—but I just have to stick to this. HAVE to. I have been really lucky so far but if I don’t take control and stay strong my luck WILL run out. I need to remember that. Oh 43 things, please give me strength!