#DryJanuary Is Not For Chumps

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#DryJanuary Is Not For Chumps

I thought giving up alcohol for a month would be super simple. #DryJanuary would be this thing I did for a month to have better skin, lose 5 pounds, and save a few bucks. I could tell my mother I’m not as drunk as she thinks I am, wearing around this new badge of honor.

Guys, this shit is so hard.

I am 3 days in, and I’ve realized Donald Trump is still your fucking President (he’s not mine).

And I lost a client today.

My oldest client.

The Claddagh Irish Pub.

The mall raised their rent, so they bailed on this location. We will still work with their other locations, but it’s not the same. I loved the Toledo pub. They were my very first beat-the-pavement client. They were my hometown. They were my hangout pub. They gave me confidence, changed my life and lifestyle, and became some of my best friends.

Even my friends became their friends.

This doesn’t happen very often. Losing clients isn’t really our thing. Long and overbearing relationships are our thing.

My anxiety is out of control.

I want a drink to cope with my new work problem.

You know how they say, in relationships you don’t want to be the one who loves the other one the most? I’m realizing tonight that my relationship with alcohol was more serious than I imagined. I love alcohol more than alcohol loves me.

I’m going to stay strong and pour myself into some Disney Emoji Blitz. Maybe I’ll smoke a joint, but #HighJanuary feels like cheating.

We shall see.

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By | 2018-01-04T23:30:15+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|All About Me, I've Got a Case of the Mondays|2 Comments

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  1. Raven January 4, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I gave up booze for 30 days last year. It was hard. I’m also not a big pop drinker but I like to have something to sip on at all times. Water alone doesn’t feel fancy enough. So I would get club soda and lime, or coffee, or bring a Spark energy stick pack to mix with water or Sprite if we went out. If you are a Crystal Lite kind of person that would be tasty too. One of my worries was to be out and have people ask if you are tired or that I would hate all the drunk people like when I used to bar tend. Caffeine helped me be nicer because I had the energy to deal with the drunk people! It was a great feeling at the end of 30 days knowing I could do this. Plus you do look better, feel better, and make less “pour” life choices. You can do this!

    • Meredith January 4, 2018 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      I took your advice! I got some fun fizzy drinks today!

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