I have been getting annoyed with social media lately. Everything seems to be alcohol related.
“Come join the PTA, we always have prosecco at our meetings”.
“Be kind to your Niece’s and Nephew’s, you’ll need them one day to smuggle wine into your nursing home.”
And the best one was seeing an advert for a Gin Advent Calendar. Seriously a miniature bottle of gin in each window!
It just seems to be everywhere at the minute. While it was annoying me, I sat and thought why? Why does it bother me? Is it because I cannot drink, is it resentment? A small part of me thinks it is. I cannot drink anymore. I know I can’t.
You see, I can’t just have 1 glass of prosecco at the PTA meeting, I’d have the bottle or more. I love the idea of smuggling wine into the nursing home but I would feel anxious that I’d have to rely on someone else getting it for me as it would never be enough. As for the gin advent calendar, well you’d have to admit you had a problem if you bought that, plus I’d probably cheat and open all 24 windows in the first few days.
So yes, I sometimes feel resentment that I cannot drink. BUT, who wants to be that person anyway? I get pissed off that everyone else needs booze in their lives but they don’t think they have a problem. It seems even normie drinkers taint every social setting with alcohol. When did the human race get so inept at doing anything without the social crutch that is booze? Who said booze is cool? It’s NOT. It doesn’t make people funny or clever.
I totally get that I’m being very self-righteous here as a newly sober person.
Giving up alcohol was essential for me because I became addicted to it. I routinely drank more than I wanted too. As hard as that has been to accept and as hard as it has been to get sober and stay sober. I’m starting to see it as the best thing that has ever happened to me. I’m in that small percentage of people on planet earth who are actually living their life for real and that rocks!
So yeah, maybe I’m pissed off with social media because I’m still harbouring some resentment that I cannot drink. But I think it is because social media is brain washing people into believing alcohol is cool and must be consumed, thus resulting in people missing out on what would have been a great sober life. just my thoughts. x