Sunday, January 30, 2011

30 Days of Truth ~ Day 20

Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.


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When I was in high school I had a group of friends that I adored.  There were 7 of us and we were a tight knit group; some even called us The Clique.  However, around our junior year our group split in half.  4 of the girls had started experimenting with alcohol and the other 3 of us just didn't want to be part of that.  In fact, the 3 of us that didn't drink said we never wanted to touch the stuff.  Why bother when we had so much fun when we were sober?

Right before I turned 21 I started drinking.  I didn't drink much, mostly drinks like Mike's Hard Lemonade.  I would only drink enough to be tipsy and I always did it with close friends at a place that I planned to stay the night at.

Around the time I turned 21 I had a few nights in which I got so drunk that I don't completely remember everything that happened when I awoke the next day.  I'd then have to spend the entire next day hungover, praying to the porcelain god and wishing I had stopped earlier in the night.

For me, drinking can be a fun thing.  I love a good glass of wine or a delicious rum and Coke.  However, I've also seen the bad effects of alcohol.  Addiction is something that is in my family and so I never want to get to a point where I feel that I NEED alcohol.  It has the ability to ruins lives if used the wrong way and the phrase "drink responsibly" is a very important thing to me.

As far as drugs go, I've never done any.  I'm not even sure that I could recognize most drugs if put in front of me.  I have known people that do them, mostly pot, but it honestly just holds nothing for me.  I do think that if a drug like pot can be used medicinally then that's awesome.  However for me drugs just have no place in my life and I tend to surround myself with people that also don't use drugs.  To each their own and what you want to put into your body is totally up to you but I'd just prefer to not be around that stuff.


20 wonderful thoughts:

Amber Blue Bird

I am the same way with drinking. I like a good glass of wine or a few beers but I never want to get so drunk that I lose control (which has happened to me when I was younger). Plus I hate the way I feel the next day when I've had too much to drink. Its an awful feeling and I just prefer not to deal with it.

Cafe Fashionista

I think that a social drink is okay here and there; but I, myself, have never tried alcohol before. To be honest, I think that it would kill me - I have a very low-tolerance for just about everything. :P

Syndal

i am totally with ya girl!

Diana Mieczan

I think a nice glass of red wine in the evening or during some type of social gathering is totally ok. Have a fantastic Sunday,sweetie
Kisses

Audrey Allure

I agree, and I was also in a similar situation with my friends - we were called the Girls Gone Wild Status Crew (it's not what it sounds like haha) but we also went out separate ways because of the drinking. I'm definitely more of only a glass or two kinda girl. lol

Emily Jane

I didn't start drinking until I was over 20 too! I have the same views on drugs, and absolutely agree - a nice glass of wine or two is lovely, but no need to get to the point where you don't remember anything. :)

Smart Ass Sara

I've never done drugs but have had close friends who were hardcore into them. And it's just sad to watch someone's life go that route.

I have alcoholism in my family quite a bit and it scares the shit out of me. Mostly because the friends I have who have turned into alcoholics never saw it coming. They never knew when they switched from a casual drinker to alcoholic. So I just won't drink period. Because I'm scared I won't see it either.

Rebekah

I think drinking socially is fine, but I don't want to over-do it. I've been really tipsy only a few time, but I've never had a hangover. As far as drugs go, that would be ZERO for me. Ever.

Kristy

Sounds like pretty normal experiences for early 20's! I enjoy my wine, but I also enjoy being sober as well. It is not good for your body to over do it.

Nicole

Same here! I have seen what both addictions can do to a family & I am not about to be that person who does it! I drink occasionally & socially I did try pot ONCE took one puff and fell asleep! LOL Yup not for me!

Gaby

Thought provoking post... I find that in Australia people seem to drink A LOT, so I'm always the one who's "taking it easy." I enjoy a drink once in a while, but you've got to draw a line somewhere!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

I'm with you - social drinking or wine with meals with fine but anything more (to the point where you become a different person) is not cool.

knk

very interesting month its cool i had funn reading this i like this post

have a great day

Josie

It sounds like you have some solid, realistic views... I'm underage but I also hope that I'm never at a place when I'm dependent on a substance.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

amylou

sounds like a wonderful weekend!

not bad at all! I loving having Disney marathons and I can remember most of the songs too!

amylou

oh and no it's not bad that you haven't heard that song on my blog before. I don't figure most people have. They are kind of unknown and on a christian label.
What did you think of it?

gringationcancun

I started drinking around 19 (legal age is 18 in Mexico so it's cool haha)

I've never been drunk, just tipsy. Even when I drink a lot, I just can't get drunk and I wake up fresh as a daisy the next morning.

I'm also a very, very good dancer when tipsy. (I think)

Maybe I'm blessed?

cornflakegirl74

I think it's always really important to learn how to drink responsibly. People used to find it strange that wine was always available to us at a young age (when I would visit my family in Germany at 15 or 16 we were given small amounts of wine when we attended wine fests). But I never got out of control drunk and I learned how to enjoy the fine taste of a good bottle.

Stephany

I don't drink much, just every now and then. Basically, I just don't like the taste and would rather have other stuff. And I've never tried drugs and never want to.

JMJE

I sent this to my best friend from highschool because pretty much the exact same thing happened to my group of friends. The only difference was that they called us The Clique after we split up over our differences on drugs and drinking. I was in the middle of it for awhile.