Warning- this post was written in October 2014 but its sentiments remain valid…
This week I celebrated 100 days of staying sober. Yes I did it! No drinking for over three months in Europe! I can’t believe it either. I thought I would share what I learnt through staying strong for 100 days:
- You don’t ever need a drink no matter what you believe. EVER!
- Drinking does give you confidence but so does acting confidently- fake it until you make it
- It’s better to face your negative emotions than to try and cover them up with alcohol. It makes you stronger if you deal with things head on
- It doesn’t have to be all or nothing in life. Moderation is good
- Don’t let other people influence what you want to do. If you don’t want a drink then- DON’T. Who gives an f*&^k what others think. What you do is up to you!
- Not drinking definitely clears your mind and helps you feel so good health wise. It’s weird but I feel lighter…
- You can have a ball without alcohol! It can be done!
- You can change your life- if you choose to. But you must take action. There’s no good in saying- ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’
- I have reconsidered whether the buzz I get from alcohol is really worth the negative emotions that follow the day after
- No matter how hard the task at hand seems you can do it!!!
The most amazing thing was I realised how many people had actually been following my journey. So many people congratulated me (on Facebook), even people I hadn’t spoken to since high school (which seems like a while ago now, haha)! It made me feel so proud that I didn’t give up. You never know who you’re inspiring just by staying true to something you believe in!
That was the big news of the week. Which I think is pretty darn impressive. But what else did I do? Apart from the usual writing and working malarky:
Saw a play at Southbank called ‘Ballyturk’- which starred Cillian Murphy. It was so crazy but brilliant at the same time. Cillian is incredible (and gorgeous). I had to control myself from running on stage and ripping his clothes off!!!
Enjoyed a Thai dinner and movie date with Jess on Thursday. We saw the much anticipated ‘Gone girl,’ with my dream husband- Ben Affleck. Sigh. No I don’t just lust after attractive men all day, (only 87% of the day), geez I have to do a bit of work!
Dinner with Roison on Friday night. We ate amazing Spanish tapas and drank sangria. Yes I drank, but in moderation. I control my drinking, it no longer controls me! Then it was off to Michelle’s birthday drinks- fun times in Clapham.