My goal is to convince myself, all of myself, that alcohol is not required for a happy life.
The problem I’m having right now is that so few others in society seem to hold this point of view. Many of the people around me, most of my Facebook feed, and so many media images, directly contradict it. Their messages, some subtle and some not so subtle, convey that alcohol makes fun more fun, festive more festive, social more social, relaxing more relaxing, etc.
It’s hard to believe alcohol is not required for a happy life when so many people appear to think it absolutely is.
Am I happy to be going to bed sober on day 228? Yes. But am I happy to contemplate the rest of my life without ever having another glass of wine? No. I’m just not there yet.
Even so, it’s still a… Happy Sober Saturday,