At the gym this morning I saw a former coworker who I remain friends with but don't see very often. We chatted for a few minutes and she said "after the new year we should get together for a drink." I smiled and said "that would be great." I really do think it would be great to get together with her and catch up, but my mind also had a minute of panic just then. Not panic that I wouldn't be able to successfully meet for drinks without drinking alcohol but panic because I wasn't sure if I should tell her at that moment that I'd quit drinking. I was afraid she'd feel let down or that it wouldn't be as much fun to make plans. In situations like this it is always a bit strange for me. I mean, who knows if we will actually get together, at least any time soon. Also I felt if I mentioned it I would feel obligated to get into a discussion about why I've quit. So for today I decided to just let it go without mention and I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
On an earlier blog post I made a list of celebrities who don't drink because I am a bit fascinated by this. Here's a picture to go with one of those names (you're welcome!)