I’m practicing what to say when asked why I don’t “just drink moderately.” Or “just on weekends.” Because, you know, the truth is I can drink moderately… sometimes. Everyone who knows me has seen me do it, so why don’t I just do that? Hah!
So here’s my response:
“If I choose to drink again, I will have to accept that some nights will not end as I have intended. I’ll drink more than I had planned on, possibly embarrass myself, and surely wreck my sleep. Not to mention the hangover. And it just isn’t worth it to me right now. Maybe I’ll drink again after I retire.”
And by the way, retirement for me will be in 13 years if I’m very, very lucky. 🙂
Happy sober day to you all.