I can’t, I really wish I could, Sorry… etc. The list can go on and on. Excuses as to why you can’t get turnt or lit that night. You say this thinking about the numerous things you need to do before the week is done and being hungover even for one day won’t work with the tight deadlines. Even though you crave social interaction. Of course being sober while going out doesn’t even register. Of course thats hella lame.
I started drinking when I was 16 and I use to drink to get drunk. Sloppy tripping over myself how did I even get home last night type drunk. Gross. Now that I’m 21 its just a few glasses of wine and a cute buzz. But just one glass of wine can negatively affect your sleep. So I’d abstain from drinking and going out but I felt the huge effect it made in my life. I missed my friends, I miss dancing to trap music and potentially meeting new people. I miss social interaction. So what’s a girl supposed to do? Until one night I had to go out I couldn’t miss another social outing. Plus It was an opening of a gallery. My inner fake art hoe had to go. (I actually really appreciate art and have a diverse background in it. However a lot of people fake being artsy to fit it)
To make a long story short I saw Black Lives Matter photos, listen to a popular Soundcloud artist and supported my friend. Plus I woke up feeling great and ready for the day without drinking a single drop of alcohol. I had discovered sober socializing. I had discovered a new way of life… honestly I felt amazing the next day. My social life was enriched. I wonder why this has never been an option for me before. So like a new religion or yoga I’m spreading the good word of sober socializing and why you should try it at least once in your 20’s.
- You still get to go to the event, birthday and etc.
- You make memories and you’ll actually remember.
- You feel great the morning after!
Photos by: haley v. parker