Z

NO.

In about a week, I to go on a business trip with some people, who I would consider “heavy” drinkers, and it reminded me of a fundamental lesson I needed to learn in sobriety.

“No” is a complete sentence.

In early sobriety, I felt like I needed to explain my non-drinking to every person who gave me a funny look. I nearly had a panic attack prior to each sober outing with “earth people” where alcohol might be served.

What if they offer me a drink and I refuse?

Will they know?

What will I say if they ask me?!

What if they find out about me?!?

WHO WILL THEY TELL?!?

OMG – MY LIFE IS RUINED!!!

After some time in sobriety, I learned that most of the people out there could not care less if I drink or don’t drink. As for the rest,  I do not owe them ANY explanation. I can say “No” or “I don’t drink”. ‘Nuff said!

Getting my game face on,

-Z

 

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