About one year ago I pretty much quit drinking 100%. I’m now having a beer every three months or so. But only to always realize again: I did not miss it. So yes, this is semi kind of weird, especially since I don’t get angry or anything whenever I’m drunk. I just loosen up which I would almost consider as a great thing. “Happy-Seppi” as most people always said! Hahah 😀
Here a little throwback to one of the best parties I’ve ever been a part of in 2015. Holy, such good memories!
Ever since I can think of, I have a weird relationship with alcohol in general. I always enjoyed working behind the bar mixing drinks at many different private parties that my brother organized in his early years. Within the years I also saw what damage alcohol can do to your body. Not only by experimenting on my own as every teenager does. But also while following many people that kept partying every weekend until they blacked out. I’ve seen so many weird scenarios of others being absolute retards when they’re drunk while I was at work mixing drinks, that I decided to do everything I can, to not end up like them.
In between 17-23 I probably took every party opportunity I could find and go for it. With 24 I realized that nicotine and alcohol in combination is a horrible thing as my head was about to explode every other day. That’s when I stopped smoking as I wanted to keep the social “drinking”. However, whenever I get drunk I really enjoy it while I’m out. But once I’m home I hate myself that I did it. I’m not kidding. I’m in a super bad mood for a couple of days just because of booze. That’s why last year around this time I quit drinking as I just feel like it wasn’t worth it anymore. Since that I learned the following:
- It’s apparently annoying from a social point of view, but if you’re drinking alcohol-free beer or cocktails, most people don’t care. And if they do, just don’t care about what they think! But you might go home earlier as after a few drinks you just can’t keep up with the conversations anymore in a fun way.
- Much more energy. After two to three weeks you live differently. The amount of energy you get from not drinking is insane. All your other routines will get boosted like you’ve never seen it before!
- Much clearer mind.
- No more hangover days.
- You have an additional “real life” month each year. What I realized after a couple of months is the following: I used to be out 2-3 times per month. Usually Friday / Saturday. So most likely this meant for each party 1-2 hangover days where I hated life and didn’t do much. Let’s say 2,5 hangover days per month * 12 = 30 days. 30 days per year you now can spend in whatever way you want. I started going nuts in the gym, going for long walks and actually taking days off properly with proper sleep. I guess I don’t need to say that the way you sleep when you’re drunk is just something else.
All in all: I am thrilled with my decision. I’m sure I will have a drink every now and then, but I’m guessing for a second or even third drink a night you really need to convince me that it’s worth it! However, the social aspect is probably the toughest to consider. I think I got to a point where I don’t care anymore if someone tells me I’m a “whatever-something” bc I’m not drinking. 😀
I guess that’s it from my point of view. Let’s have a ton of fun in whatever way we think it’s best! 🙂
Btw: I can’t believe this is already day 7 of my blogging. The more I get back into it, the more I absolutely LOVE doing this! Sharing my story makes me happy.
Over and out! /Seppi