Why should I quit drinking? I’m NOT an alcoholic!

Annick Ina

Why should I quit drinking? I’m NOT an alcoholic!


How many times did I think that? And yet, because of my drinking, I felt like a complete mess. I looked around me and all I could see was people having a normal life, a normal job, a normal relationship and, most importantly, their shit together.


My friends and I would laugh about the night before, how I face planted in the sand, how I got my car stuck in a ditch, how I fell asleep in the toilet.


But there came a time when I didn’t want to laugh anymore. Instead, I got scared. Waking up in the morning realising I had left my body unattended while my drunken alter ego ran the show was not something I felt comfortable with anymore.


I didn’t drink everyday, but one day is enough for something bad to happen. For irreversible damage to be done,  for things that can never be taken back to be said or done. I felt like was a threat to my own self, and to others.


How many times had I been out for a drink, one drink, but ended up having far more than that? How many times had I said I was going to have a quiet evening but then ended up overdoing things yet again? Life was already complicated. Did I want to add more stress to it?



So I decided to quit.


Being able to go out and fully (yes, fully!) enjoy an evening with friends (or strangers!) without being scared of embarrassing myself or doing things I might regret has made such a difference in my life. It has given me a new life.


Being able to wake up in the morning and smile at myself in the mirror is priceless. No hangovers, no shame, no guilt. I am finally serene and comfortable in my skin.


I am no longer afraid that my drunken alter ego will jump out of the closet and take over my life. And that only feels so liberating. I can now focus my energy on feeling life fully. I don’t need to drink anymore to feel free. I AM free.


Have you been reading this and nodding to every paragraph?

Let me take you on this special journey.


You know you are ready to do this. You’ve been waiting for a sign, and there it is. Today’s gonna be a day you’ll remember for the rest of your life.


I recently spent a weekend with heavy drinking friends of mine. I was called boring when I ordered water, but I laughed and had fun with them anyway for the six hours that followed, sipping my sparkling water while they were drinking their brains up.


Did I feel I’d missed out on the fun? Absolutely not! And I was certainly happy to be the sober one driving while my friend was throwing her insides out of the car window!! (her side of the car made ME want to throw up the next morning!!)


Life without alcohol is nothing like I imagined it. And it doesn’t mean less fun. It means feeling fresh and productive even after big nights of fun, feeling good about yourself, about life, and feeling happy and whole! If I did it, you can do it too! ❤

I still have 2 spots left for my beta round! Pick a date and let’s talk! Let’s get to know each other and I’ll be happy to give you more information about my new programme, B.Y.O.B – BE Your Own Booze! (and NO, it doesn’t involve quitting alcohol forever!)

P.s Wanna be on my advance reader team? Get to read my book before everyone and have a free call with me (and a juicy gift bundle)? Send an email to hello@annickina.com with just one word: BOOK and I’ll get back to you!