These were the thoughts that swirled round in my head and came out of wolfie’s mouth when I contemplated stopping:
How will you ever relax?
How will you manage stress?
How will you celebrate?
How will you mark the transition from work day to evening/week-day to week-end/parenting to grown-up time?
How will you ever survive Xmas and New Year?
What about your birthday?
What would happen with my family (drinkers)?
What will happen with all of my friends (drinkers too)?
Won’t you become really boring?
Won’t you become really serious?
How will you talk to people you don’t know at a party/event without some ‘dutch courage’ on board?
What will people think of you?
Will people stop liking me?
Will people stop inviting you round/spending time with you?
How will you explain it to people?
Will they think you are an alcoholic?
What will I do with all of my time?
How will I escape/cut loose from life?
The final thought was: You will die a slow and horribly dull existence with extra years of life because you don’t drink therefore it is better to live fast and die young 🙁
I thought I was unique in thinking these things until I found the sober blogging community! I’m sure there are some that I have omitted so what would be on your list or what would you add to mine?