Photo by Katelyn Avery.
Judgement is the last thing I’m going for on my sober road, but people driving by seem to think it appropriate to cast their own opinions on me. Drinking just never appealed to me, or if it did, that was a long time ago, before I understood what it was.
Certain family problems pertaining to drugs, alcohol, and mental illness pushed me away from any bar activities. This causes problems though, as people steer clear of anyone who seems conservative. Not that anything is wrong with conservatives, not all of them fit that stereotypical racists and sexist mold, but I’m not one of them. I just made my own choice. I have nothing against people who drink, as long as they do so responsibly of course.
It’s always going to be a struggle for me. Alcohol seems to be a mandatory part of adult life, but I personally need to avoid it. That’s not the right decision for everyone, but it does leave me out of the group sometimes. This is either going to be one of those lovable quirks I have, or a sociability blocker. Whatever not drinking is, I have to deal with it.