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Some things in life I just can’t blog about, even though I feel like I need to for therapeutic reasons.

Something happened to someone in my life. That’s about as much as I can say without invading their privacy. But I will say that it involved alcohol.

I have mixed feelings about alcohol. I don’t really drink much these days. Admittedly, the only time I really drank was when it wasn’t legal for me to do so- and even then, I drank at home. By the time it was legal, I was a drink on special occasions type of girl. And by drink, I mean, ONE drink.I enjoy being sober. I can be crazy without having a single drink.

I’ve seen a lot of people get plastered to the point where they don’t remember a thing- and honestly, good or bad, I want to remember my life.

Then of course, there is Jerad. Drinking led to his pancreatitis, which is what killed him- and I still have a hard time watching people drink heavily. I have the occasional drink. One drink in the span of 24 hours, and typically, only one or two drinks in a month. Honestly, I think I’ve only had about 10 drinks total in the year and a half since his death.

If you’re going to drink, please do so in moderation (your liver and pancreas will thank you).

If you’re going out to drink, make sure you have a designated driver. And if your designated driver drinks, call a taxi instead of getting behind the wheel.

When you’re 30 and under, it’s easy to feel like you’re invincible. We believe that in life, we’ll be remembered by the big things we do… and sometimes, it’s the small decisions we make that will change everything.

Just be careful people.

(The blog post I’d scheduled for today will go up tomorrow)