It’s hard to believe that this is my 2nd New Year free and clear! Time has flown. I was just mentioning to my husband how I’d have loved to have been invited out to some big bash this year (even though he really hates going out late), so I could go and be perfectly clear and present while just about everyone else gets shitfaced.
Over this past year I’ve done several funerals, some high family drama, parties, holidays and events, and I am happy to say that I relish not drinking! It is just so cool to be totally present to life.
A few times I have been with a friend or family member who was drunk, and have thought to myself, “Thank you for reminding me why I prefer not drinking!” But I don’t say it out loud; I think they already know that.
If you are worried about feeling left out or not fitting in for New Year’s celebrations, take heart. That is only that little fucking monster trying to get fed. When the idea strikes, just say, “Nice try asshole,” and move on to better ideas. My husband went out for a smoke this evening, and the little beast tried using that one on me. It was quicker than a split second, and I laughed. Nice try, but no fucking way am I going to get re-addicted.
Get some switchflipper stuff and put it in a nice glass, and live it up. Cheers!
Stay tuned for my next installment: 24% Happier (or Take Five)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!