Previously I had posted that I was still struggling with my social life and how I felt about drinking when I was out socially around drinking venues and other drinkers.
But in the last few weeks I’ve noticed a shift. My social life is improving and is reaching out to new groups and new ways of socialising that I just wouldn’t of considered before.
I’ve met some other lovely sober bloggers for lunch and cups of tea and am keen to do this again soon, but this time with cake 🙂
Secondly I have started going out with some friends at work. We’ve been going for a bite to eat and then on to the cinema and we’ve done this a couple of times now and I really enjoy it. Doing something where no one drinks is really odd but equally really nice. When we first had a meal together I was struck by how no one at the table had an alcoholic drink and how weird that seemed – but for me, newly sober, how fantastically reassuring. There is a social life out there where booze isn’t a pre-requisite! Who knew?!
I’m lining up tickets to a gig soon too which will be breaking new ground for me but it’s a couple of months out yet and I’m beginning to feel that by then this will be less of a problem because not drinking will have become even more the ‘new normal’ for me. Who needs booze to have a good time anyway? It would seem not me anymore, how ’bout you? 😉