I grew up in an area of the Midwest where “Wild Turkey Wednesday” was a thing...never heard of it? Well, it’s where you drown yourself in shots of Wild Turkey the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as a way to kick off the holiday season.
Now, I never even liked Wild Turkey, yet I participated in this senseless activity because I thought it was fun. What wasn’t so fun was waking up on Thanksgiving day with an incredible hangover hoping to find some greasy food to bring me back to life before it was time to have Thanksgiving dinner. These days, my holidays look a little different. As I approach my second holiday season as a non-drinker, I wanted to share some reflections and observations about how life has changed. With the holiday season approaching in mere days, I know there will be many temptations to imbibe and many stressful opportunities that would have led a previous version of me to conclude that I “deserved” a drink. Here are five reasons I’m thankful to be a non-drinker this holiday season.Read More