Unlike a lot of people my age, I have absolutely no desire to drink. It is not something that sounds appealing to me. And in today's society, that may make me sound like a prude.
But being completely and utterly honest here, I do not want to drink. I don't want to drink at a party, or for my 21st, or for the holidays, or for a hard day.
I watched the way my dad drank as I grew up.
I watched my aunt get drunk.
I knew my great-grandfather as the angry drunk.
Addiction runs in my family, and I watched as alcohol very clearly took over the lives of my relatives.
I refuse to let that affect me, too.
I'll break this generational curse.
I will NOT be the next family alcoholic.
My kids will not see me drink. I will always stay fully aware of my actions. I will set a good example for my family.
I am not a prude. I'm just aware of the addictive genes in my family, and I refuse to let an addiction to something like alcohol take control of me.