Where do I start… this place is amazing! Fitbit tells me we walked 22km yesterday and 10.5km today. My feet agree! But really, you’re wondering whether or not I have fallen prey to the bright lights, glitz and glamour and started drinking?
Day 1: at the brink of hitting the drink
Yesterday I almost caved. Some of our group got really pissed and I struggled with being around that. Let’s just say that I learned how people change when they’re drunk. I guess I changed when I used to be drunk as well. And I never truely noticed it before because I used to be drunk alongside them.
An icy cold glass (ok bottle) of Napa Valley sparkling wine in the sun would have been an ideal solution. But I didn’t go there. Instead, I went to bed and got up early this morning to an amazing tropical breakfast. Giving in would have been easy and fun for a while. But actually, after one glass I’d probably be toasted (alcohol tolerance is at an all time low). Then I would have gone to bed angry with myself and would have probably woke up this morning with a hangover, late, and grumpy.
Day 2: had no wine and I’m feeling fine
The first day was hard but today was not. I didn’t look at all the drinking and think how nice a drink would be like I did yesterday. Instead, I thought how much of a fuckwit I would become if I had a drink because let’s be honest, it is never just a drink.
Today we shopped, saw some wonderful sights and ate some amazing food. The salad I had at lunchtime was possibly better than the salads back home. And the Hershey’s chocolate I munched on after our evening meal as we strolled down Fremont Street was devine. I haven’t really eaten American chocolate before – it was damn delicious and I enjoyed every bite, guilt-free! After all, a chocolate bar in my eyes after all our walking and in lieu of one – two bottles of wine per night is completely fine.
This evening, while everyone else decided to stay out drinking (surprise surprise!), I came back to our hotel. Some down time, brief journaling and before bedtime yin yoga is my ideal way to end this magic day.