It’s been over a month since I don’t drink alcohol. Proud to announce that I didn’t even have a single sip of it. This has been due to two factors. I will be turning 38 this month and want to look and feel great for as long as possible and alcohol will not help on this. I saw some of my girlfriends who are younger than I overdoing it a bit, and their face can tell. I don’t want that.
The other reason is that I recently met a couple of people who are currently overcoming alcohol addiction and that also made me thinking how significant the problem of alcoholism is, pretty much, all over the world. I lost my father at the age of 4 (before my eyes) because regardless of how intelligent, handsome and resourceful he was, he was an alcoholic and it is safe to say that he died of overdose.
Perhaps this is my way to solidarize with this cause because alcohol is present in life of so many people and does lots of social damage, yet we don’t see it a problem. I admire the people who decided to go clean, as addiction is probably one of the hardest things in life to overcome. And it is good to stop drinking for a while to see how can you cope without alco in case you are a functional alcoholic and don’t even realize it.
This month is my birthday and I may take a break from not drinking. Although I am fun and literally adore myself after ‘having one’ I know that one is never the case for me, hence I wouldn’t mind this to be my first sober birthday since many, many years. I’ll see what I can do. It’s not an art to feel like the world is mine under an influence… Perhaps it’s the time to conquer it as it is, dry and clear.