I’ve been spending way too much time on social media as of late with this free time at home, as I’m sure a lot of us are experiencing, and I can’t help but notice the number of people posting about drinking all throughout the day and having “quarantine parties.” This gives me mixed feelings as someone over 2 years sober.
I worked last week so this week is my first week off of work and I am unable to work from home. This is putting everyone’s fun time drinking right in front of me. I wouldnt say it is tempting me to start drinking but it does make me think. A part of me still feels like I want to be able to be doing what they are but the larger part of me feels so much better knowing I am free of that. I’m wondering if there comes a time in sobriety where the desire to have a drink completely goes away? It isnt worth having that first drink but I know I’d enjoy that first drink and that it wouldn’t stop at just one. Which is why I refuse to chance it.
My life is better without it and I definitely am not considering starting again but I’m just curious how people with more sober time than me feels about social situations and alcohol as time goes by.
I’m also thinking about how would people be handling this situation if they were unable to get alcohol. Would more people realize they have an issue when it comes to drinking? Just some thoughts I’ve been having.
I have been keeping busy with building puzzles, making jewelry, doing art, netflix binging, and mid day napping. I plan to start working out again tomorrow to invest more into my physical health with this free time and to get more consistent.