My Not So Secret Diary

I Don't Miss A Thing

I used to think I’d miss alcohol. That’s actually a lie… I used to think I couldn’t live without alcohol.

We are conditioned from childhood to use alcohol in almost all situations and to go against that is like swimming against the tide. It can be scary.

I’ve started living again since I stopped drinking. I go where I want, when I want to. I don’t have to worry about whether I can because I’ve had a drink or staying at home so I can drink. I’ve got no limits and no restrictions. I feel very free.

We went out yesterday, it was quite a party atmosphere watching the #tourofbritain come through, and in the park lots of families were stretched out enjoying themselves and the sun with a pint. I didn’t feel the slightest bit envious, and I know for a fact that the people drinking didn’t have a better time than me because they were drinking. It’s an eye opener sometimes, to realise that we aren’t missing out by not drinking, it’s just a myth and to be honest, I prefer my well being to a hangover.

In short, sobriety gives me freedom.