This isn’t about what’s fair. It’s about what we can afford. And we can’t afford to pretend it’s fine that everything we do or think is somehow wrong. We can’t afford to act like it’s okay that “Girls can do anything!” got translated somewhere along the line into “Women must do everything.” We can’t afford to live lives we have to fool our own central nervous systems into tolerating.
While meth and cocaine sound like they’re similar, the key difference is that meth’s effects last much, much longer. While the high of cocaine will last for only a couple minutes, the rush of meth can last for up to half an hour and the high that follows can last anywhere between four and 16 hours.
Addicts are particularly afflicted but it also means we are especially prone to shininess. The further down you’ve gone, the further up you get to go.
Addiction was an anchor, tied around your ankle.
Drinking did make it easier to meet new people, I am not going to pretend that it didn’t. But out of the people I met while drinking I can count on one hand who I still have a good relationship with.
Libras are the responsible friend. The friend who will tell you to drink more water so you’re not hungover in the morning.
I drink. Hell, I love drinking. If that’s not your thing, there is no harm done. Rule number one, though? Don’t make bad comments about alcohol, my drinking habits, or anything else that has the potential to kill my vibe. Just don’t do it.
With so many things going on, it was really tough for me to put any time or focus towards my health, or anything other than my obligations, quite frankly. My lifestyle revolved around events, eating and drinking, from work to family, and the question remained: was I busy or just distracted?
My journey to sobriety happened in phases. No longer feeling the void from a previous night of drugs and alcohol is what true freedom has meant for me.
I don’t need five beers to feel confident enough to text a guy I like. One will do. In fact one is perfect.