As we say goodbye to winter and hello to spring, the longer days and warmer temps are a long-overdue treat. And I’m now at the point where I don’t want to drink anymore.
As you may have seen in previous posts, Wellington (that’s capital city of New Zealand) has had a long, dark, wet and windy winter. During this time, temps of zero overnight to a measly 6-10*C during the day is being generous. It is not uncommon to get rain 3-4 days a week. Referring simply to wind here in Wellington is an understatement – 100kph southerly icy blasts from the Antarctic is something we Wellingtonians get used to. En route to and from work, our wild weather plays havoc with hair, makeup and clothes if you aren’t dressed for it. And you can forget umbrellas – they won’t help in horizontal, sheeting rain!
Thankfully the wild weather is subsiding and our days are getting slightly longer and a smidgen warmer. This will be my first sober summer. And I’m so excited… the possibilities are endless!
These days, I don’t want to drink anymore. I look back and see how deluded I was. Like the majority of our society, I was sucked in to the multi-million dollar alcohol industry’s sales stories and all the stuff my equally sucked in friends told me. That alcohol helps with stress, alcohol makes you fun…. blah blah blah you know how the story goes.
And then one day ( 1st January 2017), I woke up. I just decided I didn’t want to drink anymore. Alcohol served no purpose and no longer has a place in my life, my home, my happiness.
These days, when people ask me ‘Why don’t you drink?‘ I feel like asking them ‘Why do you drink?’ ~ NOWineImFINE
These days, I see what a crock the alcohol game is. Life actually is fun without alcohol. I’d go so far as to say that I cope with stress better, have more authentic relationships and have discovered a raft of incredible interests that make me feel alive.
These days, I laugh when people say ‘People who don’t drink are boring’. I think people who DON’T drink have MORE FUN thank drinkers. Unless of course your definition of fun = getting obnoxiously drunk then remorseful and sick the following morning. This is now my definition of boring. ~ NOWineImFINE
These days, my days are so fulfilling. There’s not a minute for boredom, not at all.
Anyway my friends, I hope you are all doing really well and are enjoying your weekend.
Take care, have fun out there. xoxo