Lifestyle Change: Why I Stopped Drinking

facetune-61Drinking lowers your inhibitions, especially when you’re socialising and here’s why I’ve made the change

facetune-59I am a naturally sensitive, open-minded, loving, quirky extrovert. As a child, I enjoyed being around people, dancing and playing with dolls. However, other kids refused to hang out with me. So I’d try to win their attention by bribing them with money and food. I grew up feeling alone in the world. So, when I came to this country and the same pattern kept repeating itself, I started drinking at the age of eighteen to fit in.

facetune-63I was good at drinking heavily so I went from being the unattractive girl to a popular kid at Uni. Β I would drink to deal with feelings of being isolated and different. Although I’m an extrovert, I am somewhat reserved. Drinking made me develop a strong persona of being the life of the party, the person that others would flock to for excitement and laughter. I would frequently attend social events and gatherings that had lots of alcohol. It got so bad that I would be at lectures drunk or hungover and soon enough people jokingly referred to me as an alcoholic.

After Uni was over, I continued drinking to cope with the issues, which you can read here. As I got closer to God, I realised drinking alcohol and late night outings was bad for me. I decided to change my lifestyle by separating myself from friends I felt I needed to impress all the time and I stopped drinking and smoking.

facetune-75A month after my change in lifestyle, I noticed my skin became clearer and I had a new level of energy. I didn’t dread waking up the next day hungover after an evening with friends. This has made me aware of people who love me for me and Β I haven’t looked back since.

Update: I took the 16 personality test, and I’m a Protagonist personality (ENFJ, -A/-T). It explains my behaviour. You should definitely check it out.



6 thoughts on “Lifestyle Change: Why I Stopped Drinking

  1. Raven Alixis says:

    this is so welcoming that you opened up to us and wrote about this. I’m about to be in college and I am already worried that I would feel the way you felt especially with my seasonal depression. I can’t even explain it but this post helped/inspired me ❀

    • Bumascloset says:

      Hey beautiful, Thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment. It’s so nice to know that my post has helped/inspired you. If, whenever you need someone to talk to regarding life, and depression please don’t hesitate to Dm/email me. I’d be so happy to talk with you. I hope you’re having a good day.

  2. Mbalenhle says:

    Thank you for sharing such a story with us. I feel like at some point in our lives we do things to fit in and be accepted by people. Back in high school, to get people’s attention and look ‘cool’ l used to bunk classes, backchat to the teachers and not write my tests. I was so naive to realise that l was the one who’s going to get hurt in the long run. I’m much more focussed now and pretty much have no friends.

    • Bumascloset says:

      and thank you for reading! I’m glad that you’re focused. Don’t worry, the right friends for you will come along. Growing up have made me realise it the quality of friends, not the quantity. Good friend who will lead you in the right path, understand and care about you are the best ones. Also, we have to be good to them when friends like I mentioned above come along. You shall come out of school with flying colours. success shall know your name.

  3. Jordan says:

    I was surfing the web when I found your blog by providence. Everything you write about Christ and living right is so uplifting. God bless you. Jesus has a plan for your life. Jeremiah 29:11

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