25 Reasons Why I Hate Drinking

  1. Waking up panicked about what I said, if my kid got his nightly insulin dose, where my phone is, etc etc etc
  2. Feeling physically drained while drinking and the next day
  3. The headaches and general body aches
  4. Worrying about what I said or did
  5. Guilty feelings and feeling like I’ve let my family down
  6. Wanting to stop but not knowing if the evening urge will overcome me
  7. Lack of productivity
  8. Overall feeling of dark blackness
  9. Lack of sleep
  10. Increased general anxiety
  11. Dependence and needing it daily
  12. Spending money on it
  13. Having to pretend that everything is ok
  14. Feeling like I am not living my best life
  15. Wasted time that could’ve been spent with my family
  16. Uncertainty of the future
  17. Thinking about drinking 24/7– obsessing over it
  18. Embarrassment I must cause my hubby when I drink too much around his family
  19. Not remembering going to bed
  20. Having to face videos or pics taken of me passed out or saying stupid things the night before
  21. Making promises or plans that I know I won’t follow through with
  22. Drunk texts or Facebook posts
  23. Losing my spirit literally
  24. Having no motivation to foster my health (my diet and exercise suffers when I’m actively drinking)
  25. The way it sucks the joy out of everything good in my life





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I am a mom of boys, wife, furmom, gardner, walker, runner, teacher, reader, writer and cook. I am 42 years old and live in the beautiful state of Michigan. I love my job as an elementary special education teacher. The most remarkable quality of mine is that I'm a recovering alcoholic.

5 thoughts on “25 Reasons Why I Hate Drinking

  1. Thanks for posting these – I need the reminder, especially as my life will be a bit topsy turvy over the next few weeks. Maybe you needed this time back out to know that sobriety is what you want out of life. I always feel like a relapse provides a taller platform for me to know why I want to be higher off the ground and muck of addiction. Love you, girl!

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