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.
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.
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.
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?