My Not So Secret Diary

Sober Bank Holiday

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A few years ago I would have looked at today, Bank Holiday Monday, as another excuse to have a few more drinks over the weekend. I would have been happy to have had a few more yesterday too, seeing as the weekend was extended and the week a little shorter and further away.

I’m not sure what triggered the memory, but it made me feel so sad to remember. It seems such a waste, to think I looked forward to pouring more wine down my throat, and for what? So I could have a good time? I can do that anyway! Maybe so I could relax, but no, I can do that now too. It certainly didn’t make me any more fun or a better person, and yet, like many people, I associated all the holidays with drink, and not just a couple, because it never was with me.

Today, I didn’t wake up with a hangover, although in honesty, I did wake up earlier than I’d like because my eldest son forgot to turn his alarm off! But putting that to one side, I’ve been up, clear headed and happy for a good few hours now, and I know that tomorrow will be the same, because although this is a holiday and we are at home, I don’t need to drink, I don’t even want to.

I hope you all have a lovely day wherever you are and whatever you are doing! Let me know what you’re up to!

Claire xx