Being Sober in an Intoxicated World
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

Being Sober in an Intoxicated World

No, I don’t drink. Yes, it’s by choice.

Being Sober in an Intoxicated World

As a college student, it is almost impossible to go out on a weekend and expect the event to be dry. That’s alright, people love to get together, have some drinks, and let loose of the troubles the week puts on. Nothing is wrong with wanting to let go of everything and have a good time, but please don’t continue to ask me why I don’t drink. I just don’t. But if you need some reasons, I’ll give you a few reasons.

I want to know how to have a good time without alcohol.

There is so much to experience and can be fun without drinking. Dancing? I am all about it, especially when Mr. Brightside is on. You will hear me shouting the lyrics over everybody else’s voices. Sure, alcohol adds to the fun, even for sober people.

Watching people do funny things drunk is more enjoyable when your sober.

And then telling them all about it the next day is even more enjoyable. But I won't let you do anything that puts you in the way of danger.

But, I mostly stay sober so I can watch out for other people when they’re under the influence.

Aside from everything else, I do my best to help others when possible, and parties are no exception. I can be the hand that stops you from getting yourself seriously hurt or in trouble, so don’t try to get me to join you in beer pong.

This isn’t to say I won’t ever drink, just probably not in college.

There is a whole other part of life to enjoy drinking, but in college I am just going to enjoy my youth. Youth doesn’t last forever, but a nice margarita will be waiting for me when I am not exactly a college student anymore.

I want to have fond memories of my time in college.

Sometimes, if drinking large amounts, the brain won’t be able to recall any memories that formed during the time of consumption. I believe that all memories serve a purpose, and I want to make as many as I can.

Taking care of myself is something I have recently discovered is important.

Alcohol won’t do me any more good than harm, and with the possibility of putting myself in danger, I decided I wasn’t meant for it.

Alcohol can seriously mess up the body.

As both a dancer and a person, staying away from the alcohol is best for my body and mind. I need all the power and energy my body can get to handle early morning dance classes.

Consumption of alcohol is a choice, one that college students (like myself) often must make. No choice is wrong, no choice is right. But I urge you to make the decision that is safest for you. I made this decision trying to remember that the most important in my life is myself. The most important person in your life, is you.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments