Being a bartender, I never thought I would choose a sober life. I love the bar scene and I enjoy drinking. But you know what I enjoy more? Being completely in control; being sober! It’s been a week since my last drink and at first it was very hard. Don’t get me wrong, I still am fighting the urge to drink, but I find it’s becoming easier now, day by day. Especially because I watch people who are intoxicated daily. I see those drunk girls acting sloppy and crazy, the daily drinkers who need their pick me up, and those who become rude and angry when I refuse to serve them more drinks. I am so proud of myself now that I’m no longer one of those people. It’s actually helping me to see people who are the way I was when I drank. It’s an eye opener. I used to love drunk people, thought I was in good company, now most of them annoy me lol. I feel proud when someone offers to buy me a drink and I decline by saying, “No thank you, I don’t drink.” I no longer black out, because I am sober. I no longer wake up with a hangover, because I am sober. I no longer find myself being a mean drunk, because I am sober. I’m starting to love myself again. Because I am sober. We can do this. We are worth it!