Have you ever noticed, how when you’re trying to avoid something, it’s everywhere? Suddenly that one thing is all you can see?
It’s like by trying to not focus on it, you can’t do anything but focus on it, and before you know it, that is all everyone is talking about.
Ever since trying not to drink so much, I’ve discovered just how much out culture relies on it.
With all these subliminal messages, I’m kind of suprised we’re not all alcoholics by now
Now I may be a bit more aware of these things than others, as I’ve already declared my love affair with wine, and my determination to cut right back on it. But I think I’m about to see it a whole lot more.
You see as of this Friday, February the 1st, I’ll be rejecting my two glasses of wine a week and having pepsi instead. Or maybe some exotic mocktail if I can be bothered, becuase not only have I signed up for FebFast, I’m actually a brand ambassador for it.
What does that mean I hear you ask?
Well for one thing, over the next month you’ll be hearing a little bit from me about how and why I’m participating in this year, and just what good the organisation does in our community, particularly in terms with recreating attitudes towards alcohol. I’m really excited about this; not only will this be great motivation for myself, but also because I can’t recommend responsible drinking (particularly towards young people) enough.
Secondly, In the interest of full disclosure I need to let you know, that as a brand ambassador, I am receiving monetary compensation in the form of sponsorship towards the Digital Parents Conference in March, where I’ll also be completely dry.
My sponsorship however, will not be taking away any of the vital funds raised over the month of February for the Youth Support and Advocacy Service and Family Drug Service, who provide invaluable support in reaching highly vulnerable and high risk youth who are experiencing issues, or are considered highly vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse.
But don’t just take my word for it:
If you’re interested in doing FebFast, you can join in with Boatman and I on Team EssentiallyJess, or if a month without booze sounds too hard, but you’d like to contribute, that’s also ok. That little link there will let you do both. 🙂
Are you doing Feb Fast this year?
What are some ways that you think our society can positively change our attitudes towards alcohol?