Its been a long time between drinks! (both literally and figuratively).
Every time I have thought of opening this page to write I have been stopped by myself.
But here I am, back on the page!
So... As I mentioned above, it has been a long time time between drinks!
I haven't had a drop of alcohol for 1 and a half months.
Anybody who knows me well will understand that this has been a rather large feat for a gal like me.
I love Wine. I mean I really love wine.
Beside the fact that I live with and love one of the finest Wine makers and Wine importers in the world and our house is always stocked with delicious Malbec, I just generally have a passion for all things wine.
I can hear you all thinking, then why the bloody hell did you stop?!
Well here is my answer...
I wanted a break. My mind wanted a break. I wanted to find clarity, I wanted to see if I had better concentration and more energy (I do) and to be honest, my liver and kidneys needed a little time to recover after the bashing I gave them in my twenties.
As a little experiment, I noted the things I have observed so far...
I am a great designated driver.
People start to get drunk after half a drink, even the big burly Men.
Sometimes Peoples drunk personalities are completely different to there sober self and not always in a good way. To my friends reading this, I still love you no matter what.
I have just as much fun getting drunk on other people's company as they do from their drinks.
Not having a hangover is THE BEST.
The colour of my eyes are so much brighter! (yellow colouring in the eye is caused by toxins on the liver).
People think you are super weird when you go to a pub and order lemonade.
And the most interesting thing to me so far is, In social settings I am actually a much more quite, observant person than my confident, flirtatious, drunk self would have you believe!
Ok after having said all of this, I am not trying to elude to the fact that I am holy'er than thou, or that I won't ever touch another drop, cos I am definitely not a saint!
But, after trialling this little experiment and seeing how much better I feel I would recommend everybody give it a crack.
Try two weeks. You might surprise yourself!
Till my next mind purge. WCWW x