That glass of wine was one of my last glasses of alcohol. I took this photo on Santorini this summer. I had a great day together with my friends, drinking delicious (seriously one of the best) wines I’ve ever drunk, while having an incredible view over the Mediterranean Sea and sunset. I’ve never been much of a drinker, and have more likely consumed alcohol in small portions on special occasions. I've never been the person who needs alcohol to relax and have a good time when going out - I’m having a great time anyway. And I’ve never for real (or at least not most of the times) enjoyed alcohol.
Something happened this summer, summer 2017... I don’t know why I’ve become so anti alcohol for the last couple of months. Is it because I’ve realized that I for real don’t need it and I feel like it's a total waste; or is it because I’ve become more conscious with my feelings and have realized what alcohol can cause? Yes, I’m talking about death. That alcohol can cause death. More precisely my own father's death.
That was what alcohol did to my dad... my daddy. My father. Min pappa, isä, μπαμπά. Alcohol killed my dad, and today on the 12th of November, on Father’s Day, when everyone else is celebrating their daddies... I just don’t have one to celebrate and haven’t had that for the last 8 years.
When people ask me, or even get offended of why I'm not drinking alcohol, I don’t find any reason of explaining to them my whole story of why I don’t want to drink. It's sad though, that “nah I just don’t feel like it” isn’t a enough of a good answer. It’s not like a really care though. I do what it’s best for me, and for the last couple of months I haven’t felt like drinking any alcohol at all - not even when going out. And seriously, being able to have heaps of fun without alcohol has to be the best thing ever. So to all people who don't understand or respect those people who don't want to drink alcohol, maybe you should consider people having stories and experiences you don't know anything about.
In the end I just want to say, only drink if YOU want to. It's not weird if you don't want to drink; it's actually weird that people give a strong reaction if you don't drink, right? Because in the end, it's not weird I don't drink alcohol since I dont have a dad to celebrate on Father's Day due of alcohol.
Take care of each others and celebrate and show extra much love to your daddies today! 💗
Idag skriver jag på engelska för att alla ska förstå. Kram.
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