Thursday, December 6, 2012
So we've established: you're not a super-lush, you don't need AA you just want to cut back on the spending money, the wasted weekends in hangover hell, with the never-ending headache on the weekends.You want your weekends back, and you want to save your liver for new years (it's almost here-YAY)
Good, you decided that you're just cutting down and not quitting altogether was right for you now, very good. You also found it was harder to hang with drinking buddies and not drink than you imagined. You found you are now willing to spend less time with your drinking buds. Because you found that you have tried to hang with your drinking buddies and all you normally did with them was drink before and now all you do is fight and argue. I've been there. For some reason drinking buddies don't want you to quit on them. I honestly don't know what to make of it. But it is so difficult to have regular friendships with people who love you more when your drinking. I cannot for the life of me figure out what that's about, and I have tried soooo often. It was tiring to be badgered all night. As I tried to drink less and get more exercise in my routine it wore me down. I felt a lot resentment coming from people who I thought were my buds, and as such knew that I wanted to do more than just sit around drinking and talk about doing things. I want to do the things we talked about but more and more it was missed phone calls and crazy schedules... except when it came to grabbing a drink. Let's do it now! seemed to be the order of the day, then. I want to do things, not just talk about them.
So don't be afraid to be yourself or by yourself sometimes. You don't need to hang around people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if you hang out by yourself with nothing to do, it does not mean you are uncool, or sad or pathetic. We have grown up used to seeing people on television surrounded by the same friends all the time. Most people aren't like that. They are so busy. But here's a good suggestion: Get a hobby. A good one. What have you always wanted to do for fun, but just never had the time to do it?? I'm sure there is one or two things you've always wanted to do. Do it. Or rather: you can do it!
Tomorrow is Friday, already!
UGLY? / PRETTY?