My sober weekend game-plan
This morning I’ve awoken with a huge smile on my face! I have sneaking suspicion it’s because tonight I plan to stay snuggled up with J and Huckleberry, watching Netflix and sipping peppermint. Ahh, bliss….
As you may know, it’s Fridays that have been my boozy day since sober spring. I’ve merrily joined in social drinking only to a feel the aftermath of it for the remainder of the weekend (read tiredness, unmotivated, anxious, unhappy). Well, not this weekend baby! I turned down a party tonight because I am putting my sobriety first and you know what? That’s okay! It’s been a long working week and I’m excited to relax into doing nothing.
On Saturday, I am attending a dear friend’s birthday celebration. At first, I toyed with the idea of not going but I know that I’m a social butterfly and choosing sobriety doesn’t mean I have to cut off my wings. If I allow myself to become a hermit, I’ll become unhappy. If I’m unhappy, the pesky wine witch might try to convince me that happiness is in a sweet bottle of rose. I’ll know she’s lying, but better off not giving her the platform to speak!
In preparation for Saturday where everyone else will likely be saturated in booze, I have a game plan. I am very much known in the crowd I’ll be joining as Party Paige; the don’t-stop-until-you-drop type gal. Here’s my first sober party game plan:
- I’ve pre-warned the hostess I am not drinking
- I’ve got some lovely AF drinks to take with me
- I’ve told J I’ll likely need his support to stay strong
- We’ve agreed on an arrive-early-leave-early tactic
- We have the very true “must get home for the dog” well-rehearsed if we’re challenged
Phew. That’s a lot of forward-planning but I know that it will get easier with time!
If all goes well Saturday, I’ll be waking up fresh as a daily on Sunday! I don’t have any particular plans other than a long stroll with doggo, reading, a bit of life admin and maybe a bike ride. Plus, if I stick to my sober guns Saturday, I’ll treat myself to a little well-done-me present – just need to choose something now…
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!