The vast majority of Americans who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day don’t give a shit about the Irish culture or Catholic background of this unofficial holiday, and that’s totally fine. They wear ridiculous green t-shirts that tell the rest of us how great it is to have another excuse to get belligerent. I’ve been one of those drunks.
I’m happy to report that I no longer navigate this day with such scorn for those drunks out there, who still get to drink. Because for a long time I was furious about it. I don’t want to drink today. Tomorrow I’ll wake up refreshed, without regret. I feel pretty lucky about that and I’m damn proud of it.
Congrats to all my sober friends out there, and for the rest of you I have one plea: Go out with your green selves and have some fun, but
PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE.
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Coming up on 4 years sober Chrystal. You were one of my inspirations. I miss your posts and hope life is going well!
Thanks for inspiring me to write another! Thank you, Jim. Coming up on 4 years…that’s incredible!!!!