Why I have decided to stop drinking alcohol

I have never really been a weekly drinker, a part from when I turned 18 as that was an experience in itself – just get it out of your system. Most of us love to have a drink now and again and who doesn’t love a cocktail evening with friends?

Writing a post like this may put people off wanting to work with me or write guest posts for me but my blog is about being honest to myself and hiding nothing because I am human. If you are wanting to know why I have quit drinking alcohol I guess you should keep reading…

On December 30th I went out with some friends to our local Hungry Horse pub. I ate food like Sensible Sam would do on any occasion and cracked open a bottle of wine called Sam’s Island. Yes Sam’s Island is a wine and I was over the moon one was named after me! First bottle, absolutely fine, I felt normal, I remember drinking it and remember everything we did. J’ai fini.

Now I ended up getting myself into the danger zone by buying a second bottle of Sam’s Island. It went okay until the second half of the bottle – what happened? I don’t know what happened. This is where I have absolutely terrified myself because anything could have happened to me and I wouldn’t be able to tell you if it was true or not. I could have been hit by a car and I would only know from injuries not by memories.

I woke up on New Years Eve still drunk and I had slept for hours, what an embarrassment. I had no idea how I got home, I had no idea what time I got in or where we ended up after the pub. This really put things into perspective and I had the worst hangover. I had the shakes, a temperature, I couldn’t walk properly. It just didn’t seem to feel like anything I have ever experienced before.

Since December 31st I have not had a drop of alcohol and although when everyone else is drunk around you and you’re sober you kind of get left out, I don’t care, I am safe. I told myself I will not have any alcohol until January 1st 2019 but at this rate, I have no interest in drinking.

People have said I’m mad but I’m not, I’m sticking to my guns and stopping myself from getting in that mess ever again. Some have asked if I was spiked but I don’t know and it is sad if that did happen to me but right now I’m happy with the way I am.

Me with Sam's Island wine



2 thoughts on “Why I have decided to stop drinking alcohol

  1. chloemetzger says:

    I really liked this post and completely understand it.

    I’ve never been as drunk as you describe but while I was at university I would drink for the wrong reasons. To make myself less anxious and more ‘free’ it wasn’t a great idea and now I hardly drink at all because I realised I needed to work on myself!

    Great post 🙂


    • writtenbysjsmith says:

      I know 100% where you’re coming from. Alcohol is such an escape route but it’s wrong to choose it.

      I feel so much happier not drinking on nights out and not wasting so much money!

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