I Don’t Drink. I Will Never Drink Again – The Covid Blessing

81 Days Alcohol Free

Isn’t this grand? There is a lady, in the One Year No Beer Facebook group, who starts her posts with the following line:

I don’t drink. I will never drink again.

Claire from OYNB

I like that. It sums up where I am with drinking at the moment. Will this change? I don’t know. But I certainly feel like drinking is a part of my past. It doesn’t serve a need in my life anymore.

I do wonder if this Covid situation has made things easier. Words I never thought I’d type. I appreciate the following is the slimmest of silver linings, in what has been a terrible year for most of us.

Without Covid, I’d have been confronted with social situations. In the past, this is where I’d struggle. Just one pint. Or the constant questioning about not drinking.

Me not drinking seemed to cause a big fuss amongst others. Especially work colleagues.

I haven’t had to worry about any of that. The restrictions we’ve had have allowed me time to build a resilience. They’ve allowed me the time to mentally prepare and get my mind in to a place where I won’t cave to have “just one”.