Sobriety Sucks

Hi, my name is Kiana and I’m….sober. There, I said it out loud. Now you all know my dirty little secret. Well technically it’s just a ‘detox’. A detox that also includes giving up processed foods, meat, and one app addiction, Snapchat. So yes, to quote my friend, I am, essentially, dying. No, I’m not an alcoholic, I didn’t severely embarrass myself after a night of binge drinking, nor have I been diagnosed with some alcohol abusing disease. But I did feel like I needed to see if it were even possible for me to stop drinking for a extended period of time, 21 days to be exact.
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 I started this sober journey last monday. And I’m starting to realize how hard it is to give up the bottle, for the following reasons:
1) Drinking is fun and just makes your life more interesting. You would have never; texted that ex, danced that hard, or passed out in a jack in the box drive thru at 2am if it wasn’t for alcohol.
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 2) It’s an excuse to to catch up with friends.
 3) I work at a company that has mandatory happy hours. Speaking of which last friday I was the only person without a drink in their hand at our Friday happy hour. I was already the awkward semi new kid on the block but now I’m the sober semi new kid on the block. I’m basically committing social suicide.
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Speaking of social situations, without alcohol they are almost unbearable. The whole act of going out isn’t even designed for sober people. There’s literally alcohol everywhere. The other night a friend and I attended a comedy show and just stared at and smelled all the delicious drinks being consumed around us. I almost had to call my sponsor. But seriously though If I can’t get through 21 days of not drinking I may consider AA or at the very least, shorten my detox time. A week is good right?

Karen

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4 thoughts on “Sobriety Sucks”

  1. Every day you make it is good. 🙂

    Honestly, I clicked on this post because of the “Mean Girls” gifs…lol…
    But I’m glad I did! I was not a social drinker…oh wait…yes I was, but I didn’t need a social atmosphere to drink, I did it well enough on my own that the social situations became less and less.

    Anyways, good job on the 21….keep at it, just one day at a time! 🙂

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