Cutting Out the Cocktails

No more drunkface for me!
The holidays in our neck of the woods are generally pretty alcohol-infused. I’ve never been much of a drinker, but have gotten into the habit of drinking like a fish when I’m with the in-laws. It’s a habit I’d really like to break. Social interaction doesn’t come completely naturally for me, so I enjoy having my inhibitions lowered and allowing my words to flow freely. But I don’t want that to be a crutch. I’d really like to be able to not be awkward and uncomfortable during sober socializing. I’d also really like not to have to rely on alcohol to take that shy, nervousness off.

Not only that, but having my speech flow freely is not always a great thing with me. I've said really rude, hurtful things when I've been under the influence. I'm a person that truly wants to radiate love onto people. I want everyone I meet to feel cared for. Obnoxiously calling someone a "douchebag" when they're in the next room is not exactly 'loving thy neighbor.'

So I’ve decided that after the new year, I’m cutting myself off. I don’t want to be the wet blanket of the group, but I’d hate to be an alcoholic even more.
No more getting sloppy. No more saying things I regret. And best of all, no more hangovers!
Also, I’m not preggers. And I feel the need to spell that out because I will inevitably be peppered with questioning for choosing to abstain… ;)


  1. Good for you! I think its important that you know you're using it as a crutch and want to fix that.

  2. Every time I get a little too sloppy I always wake up regretting things I've done or said... oh and the headache... oy