Enjoyed the fireworks last night as a sober lady. This time last year I probably would have been chasing down my husband to order me another gin and tonic.
I was able to enjoy watching the boys enjoy the fireworks and being present in the moment. I got a few cute pictures.
My thought process is slowly changing. I want freedom from thinking about a drink at every freaking turn. Right now I am wired to think about alcohol:
- When I'm sad
- When I'm tired
- When I'm happy
- When I'm celebrating success
- When I'm dealing with disappointment
Enough already! I want to change my story. And the story I tell my children. I want to be comfortable in the skin I'm in and not constantly seek out something to make me feel different.
So last night it was easy for me. I was offered a beer once and just said, "no thanks." But I want to get to the point where people KNOW I don't drink and don't even ask.
Happy July 4th!