Back at the beginning of the month, I wrote this post about a challenge I had for myself for the first half of the month. For a number of reasons, I decided I was going to forgo drinking any alcohol until St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, I’m pretty positive, that this goal will have to be cut short this evening.
I like to have this blog be family-friendly. I realize that people of all ages come across this blog. Sometimes, that includes my family members. When my parents read my earlier post about this goal, they grew concerned. I regret that I wrote something which my parents didn’t like to see. They were worried about my idea about “loosening up my tolerance,” specifically. So I guess that means they would encourage me to drink before I embark on my trip to Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day.
Another reason why I am choosing today to break my dry spell is because I am doing something for the first time that I have been inquiring about for a while: speed dating. I have been extremely skeptical, nervous, and curious when it comes to the concept of speed dating, but tonight I’m going to give it a go. To be frank, I don’t want to be my typical super shy self, when I go into this situation. If I’m too shy, I won’t want to talk and I’ll likely waste this opportunity. When I drink however, all that changes. I’m not interested in getting sloppy out there, but perhaps with the help of some booze, I can loosen up and have a better experience.
I know that maybe the whole “not drinking for a while” is not a smart move, when my motives aren’t the most responsible. So maybe it won’t be such a bad idea to smarten up before this trip of mine. Besides, I’m pretty sure that I did get something accomplished from this purge- I sure did manage to save some money. Just maybe next time, it wouldn’t hurt to consider other ways to do that.