Tonight, I’m the designated driver of a 12 passenger van full of friends and family who are all going to see Billy Joel in concert! I’m excited and nervous. Excited because, well, it’s Billy Joel! Nervous not because I want to drink (I really don’t have the urge at all), but because I’m afraid I’m going to be bitter and ugly when everyone else gets shitty. I am trying hard to get into the right head space so that I have fun without being bitchy. Because honestly, sometimes being the ONLY sober person is tough. It is REALLY FUCKING ANNOYING being around a bunch of drunk people when you’re straight – that’s part of the reason my bartending career never got off the ground;) But I’m going to be with a group of my favorite people, and I have to remember that I cannot control their behavior (and why would I want to anyways?), I can only control my own. And I can choose to be Fun Jess, not Bitter Jess. And the cool thing – I will remember the ENTIRE concert. Can’t tell you the last time that happened.
Happy Sober Friday, my fellow sober warriors!!