I talked about my reasoning for a sober June here.
I’ve been the Annie in the airplane scene plenty of times. I’m just really over it.
But, as fate would have it, no sooner did I utter the words Sober June, did the universe decide to hand me a present in the form or strep throat. From Tuesday morning on, there wasn’t a single ounce of desire for me drink anything really, because it really made my throat hurt, but much less a vodka or something. And I really love vodka.
So my first week hasn’t been bad at all, even though when I was reading comments online, folks who had done no drinking had remarked that social situations were really tough.
So I approached the situation like you would if you were trying to lose weight, and I made a plan for when I knew we’d be out at a bottle shop to see a friend’s band on Friday night. It was a bottle shop, so no liquor, right? Beer. What could I keep in a glass that looked like something so I could avoid the awkward stare at my belly and having to answer questions about my road to recovery? I bought some O’Doul’s, gave it to the bartender, and asked him to keep my glass full.
And no one was anymore the wiser! I was able to socialize, without downing beer after beer, and it was really really nice to wake up on Saturday morning without too much trouble, or without a slight thirsty hangover. A friend also pointed out that I avoided unwanted calories (no drunk eating), which is also a win.
I’m enjoying this – putting myself in slightly uncomfortable situations, and still trying to maintain sobriety is sort of a fun challenge.
How’s your June going so far?