So having thought about what kind of drinker I was I got to thinking about why that was? I think it’s fair to say that alcohol has been a constant in my life always. Both my parents drank, it was there every day and parties in our house were loud, alcohol fuelled and popular. I grew up thinking drinking was ‘normal’.
When I was at college I hung out with the rugby club boys so again drinking was normal. When I trained and worked as a nurse all the doctors and nurses I knew drank like I did. When I worked in medical sales and marketing all the people I worked with drank like I did. All my friends, both old and new, irrespective of which country, city or village I was living in drank like me. My husband drank like I did. The constant remained.
So I have to wonder whether I just happened to choose these environments and relationships to support the drinking or whether this is reflective of British society? I don’t know the answer to that question and the only time that alcohol faded into the background was when I was pregnant and ofcourse now.
Day 45 and British society may continue to ride the booze train but this passenger has got off and couldn’t be happier 🙂