On September 22 of this year, my pseudo boyfriend dumped me. He dropped off the face of the earth without any reasoning and left me to figure it out. For a week, I traded my seat in class for a spot on the living room couch. I lounged in front of the TV, watched chick flicks, ate chocolate chip cookies, cried and drank beer.
When my roommate (who has been my best friend since the fourth grade) caught a glimpse of this shriveled person, she gave me some tough love. Was I really going to let heartbreak crush me? Was I honestly wasting tears on this douche? Was I truly going to drink away the sadness?
The last time I recovered from a breakup, my coping mechanisms had also sucked. When I returned from a semester abroad, I didn’t know how to deal with the fact that my first love was thousands of miles away. I resorted to alcohol and random hookups to fill his absence.
That’s when it hit me – I couldn’t do that again. I decided to go cold turkey for the month of October.
I know giving alcohol up for four weeks is not an accomplishment. Hell, plenty of students go their entire college careers without drinking. But for a girl notorious for her partying ways, this was a pretty big step.
I, the proverbial tequila lover, shunned alcohol for a month. And now I want to blog about it. The next 31 entries (one for each day I didn’t drink) will include stories of wild nights, past mistakes and near-death experiences, which all resulted from binge drinking.
Whether my sober epiphanies serve as cautionary tales or how-to-guides, I hope you follow up on all of the exciting Tuesdays and Thursdays to come.
Trust me, these are weekly parties you don’t want to miss.
Oct Sober is a 22-year-old senior studying journalism in a school south of the Mason-Dixon line. She's a total party girl with a knack for downing tequila shots, kissing random cuties and having a wild time. She plans to share her tequila tales with all Love Twenty readers, while clinging to the hope that prospective employers never find the blog series. We all need a job after graduation, right?
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