alcohol free august

September 5, 2012

September Means Back to the Books

After I wrote Friday’s post about not really wanting to drink… I changed my mind. And probably drank more in the last weekend than I have in a long time. Oops! Like a 21 year old on their birthday, drinking was a novelty that was too fun to pass up – and when combined with a wedding that reunited me with my NYU sorority sisters, it was even harder to resist. But now that it’s out of my system, I think I’m going to be cutting back again. I’m not going to the point of invoking Alcohol-Free September (though BF …

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August 31, 2012

Closing Out Alcohol-Free August

Today is August 31st. To most people, that doesn’t matter – but to me, it is the end of Alcohol-Free August! There were definitely nights when I thought this day would never come (see: last weekend when I was at a beer garden in Astoria and actually ended up drinking a disgusting O’Doul’s because I was so desperate for some hops). But now that it’s finally here, I’m kind of… meh. The original plan for tonight was to go out to a nice dinner with BF to celebrate making it all the way through the month. (But I would like it …

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August 14, 2012

The Many Benefits of Alcohol-Free August

Last weekend, I felt kind of lame about how my alcohol-free August was shaping up. As one commenter pointed out, there is a lot to do in New York… so why wasn’t I going out and doing those things? Well, for a few reasons, the first being that while there is a lot to do during the day without drinking, it’s just not really possible to run errands/go shopping/do other things on my to do list late on a Friday or Saturday night! Yes, New York is “the city that never sleeps,” but 90% of the people you see out after …

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August 7, 2012

Alcohol-Free August, Weekend 1

well, weekend 1 of Alcohol-Free August is now behind me, and I think that was the toughest – hopefully it will only get easier from here. As I mentioned last week, I was getting pretty psyched to begin, and thought I had a great list of potential activities (especially thanks to all your suggestions). But I’m not going to lie, when Friday night rolled around, it was hard to come up with something fun to do! It seems like the summer movies this year haven’t really been all that great (although I’m considering giving Celeste and Jesse Forever a shot …

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July 30, 2012

Already thinking about next weekend

This week is the beginning of August, and ever since I decided to do Alcohol-Free August, I’ve been getting pretty excited for it to start. This weekend I had a bit of a last hurrah going to bars with friends, but now that’s probably not going to be quite such a big part of my weekends. I don’t plan to turn down nights out simply based on the fact that I won’t be drinking – it takes a lot more willpower to go and order a seltzer than to skip an event entirely, and I’m looking forward to strengthening my …

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