Back on the wagon (for now, at least).

Alcohol is a huge part of most people’s lives. Whether it’s after-work drinks, celebratory fizz or just a pint at the pub on a Friday night, booze is something that seems to be unavoidable: a major player in nearly every social occasion you can think of, it is the social norm to drink alcohol.

 

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Thinking about it, though, I’m not quite sure why I drink. The most glaringly obvious point that springs to mind is that it’s boring not to have one: when you’re the sober one at the party, it’s not much fun to sit sipping a lime and soda whilst everyone else gets rat-arsed around you; and it’s very common to be accused of being dull for not wanting a bev. Aside from this, I can’t think of anything else that I actually like about consuming alcohol. I don’t like the cost, I don’t like the bloated or sluggish feeling I get afterwards, I don’t like my hangover the next day. And I really don’t like the way it makes me behave sometimes (I lost my jacket whilst out in town the other week, and my boyfriend described me as a ‘rabid animal’).

 

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My problem is that I can’t just have a few: to me, having two drinks seems pointless, because you’re consuming empty calories without even feeling the effects of the alcohol. The whole thing just seems like a waste of time and money, but if the alternative is getting blottoed and making a fool of yourself, which option is preferable?

 

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One of my New Year’s resolutions was to ‘not give up alcohol completely, but to learn how to drink sensibly‘. Having said that, I’m setting myself a good old challenge: not to drink alcohol until after my last exam, which is some time at the end of May/start of June. I’ve done fairly long alcohol-free stints before, so (in theory) this should be a doddle. After my boozy Easter break, I think my body deserves to be detoxed (I can practically hear my liver screaming at me), and I think my bank balance will be pretty grateful too!

What are your thoughts on drinking alcohol? Have you ever gone booze-free? 

Soph x

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2 Comments

  1. Olivia
    April 13, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Was your jacket lost though, or were you too drunk to remember you left it at home?

    • cockaaz
      April 13, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      I decided to sugar-coat the whole episode, okay?!

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