Quitting drinking is hard enough on its own. But it's even harder in a society that frequently fosters the idea that alcohol=community, alcohol=connection, and alcohol=fun. This may be why a recent post by mom blogger Celeste Yvonne resonated with so many people.
She documented one of these recent awkward interactions in a Facebook post, which has since gone viral.
I went to a play date the other day at someone's house. Almost the moment I stepped through the front door, the mom giggled "Mimosa time!" and my body froze up.
I wasn't prepared for this.
Most times, when I'm heading to a social gathering, I have time to prepare. I mentally prepare, I physically prepare (I always bring a kombucha with me), I emotionally prepare.
I think about what I will say when someone asks why I'm not drinking. I think about how deep I want to get in the conversation -- because some days I'm ready to go there, and other days I want to talk about anything BUT that.