Alcohol equals confidence, right? That’s what I signed up for. That’s the reason I was first in line for the champagne every. single. time.
Alcohol stands for fun! And mischief! And shenanigans!
Until it doesn’t.
Until you wake up the next morning like a bear with a sore head – filled with dread about what you might have said or done the night before.
Did I upset anyone? Did I make an ass of myself? Oh God, where’s my freakin’ purse/phone/car?
Dutch Courage is a diddle.
There, I said it. If there’s one topic that comes up (again and again!) in my interviews with these sexy soberistas, it’s that confidence comes from within. And that the longer you go without drinking, the more confident you’ll feel in every situation.
If you’ve ever been to Scotland, you’ll understand the kind of peer pressure that Wilma MacDonald experiences. Drinking is as much a national pastime there as it is in Australia. It takes a special kind of kick-ass babe to turn her back on all that nonsense, and instead create the life her heart desired. Better yet, she’s using her experiences to help others to do the same…
“Ultimately, growth happens when you step outside of your comfort zone. If you do the same thing over and over again, you’re going to get the same results… You’ve gotta’ shake it up. You’ve gotta’ do something different…
You have everything you need in life. You don’t need a bottle of gin, or that handbag, or that boy who’s going to treat you like shit. You’ve got everything you need, inside of you, to get to where you want to be. You just need to focus on it, and find it, and not drown it in gin.”
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