Alcohol Free Weekend #1

I am writing this post, it’s a Saturday but you are reading it on a Monday. I’m in Durban North. Visiting an old friend of mine, spending some time with him and his family. They are happy to see me and I’m happy to see them, too. Durban North is really quite, nothing like Ntuzuma, a township where my home is. When I told my mom that I’m going to spend my weekend at my friends place, she was so happy. I was not sure if she believed me when I said I want to down my drinking rate but now I knew she did. Missed my post last week where I take a stand against my alcohol problem? Click HERE.

I woke up today and went for my first jog, guys, I was so excited when I woke up and got dressed in my MRP Sport gym gear prepping for my very first jog, ever. It was like the first day at school, I must say it wasn’t easy but I sure am glad I did it. It felt amazing, at first there was a weird feeling when the cars were passing me and me passing people going to work, I wanted to stop and pretend I’m just walking, I thought I looked funny, but then I remembered I am doing this for me.

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I have always wanted to join gym or do some sort of exercise, since I still think gym is a bit too much for me, I might as well jog for now. And another thing, at work we are signed for a Cross Fit exercise at The Gateway Mall every Thursday morning, I have been trying to ignore that but I think it’s time I give it a try. So you guys might be seeing me post about it sometime next week or just on my social media on Friday.

So after my first jog I sat and watched TV with my friends’ sister, once again it was great. This is something new to me; I really am not used to this. The old I would probably be drunk at this time, bank balance slowly dropping, do I even care? I’d worry about that shit on Monday. This thing of watching TV is something I’d do during the week after work while having dinner with my family. Today I’m doing it on a Saturday and I’m enjoying it. I then remembered I have to share my day with you guys, it’s not just any other day, it’s a special Saturday because I woke up sober today, something that hasn’t happened in a very long time.

Later on Saturday Sandy Bigara, a friend I met online in 2013 lives in Durban North and I told her I would like to see her. She was down for it!

I was excited, Sandy and I have been good friends online and she’s been a contributor for my other blog durbanjourno.co.za since 2014. We immediately clicked when I interviewed her for Durban Zone Magazine. She’s a performer, director and a stage Queen at heart. She’s moving to Sydney in a weeks’ time so I couldn’t miss this last opportunity to meet her. She came and took me out for lunch; we chilled at Java Café, Durban North and chatted about life, family, problems and our dreams. It was a great outing, something I really needed as watching TV was becoming too much for me.

It’s a Sunday, time to go home, I am excited to see my mom and siblings – but I will miss it here. I wake up and my friend requests that I help him in the garden; did he just ask me to help him do the garden? I’m the laziest person, ever. At home I don’t do this but I remembered that I’m a visitor here and this would be a great way to get the morning going. We worked in the garden and did the yard from 8:30am until 10am (now that was exhausting). After that we got ready to go, I was heading home and my friend had a date with his girlfriend. I was excited to see my mom, brothers and sisters, it’s only been a few days but it felt like weeks.

My first alcohol free weekend wasn’t bad as I had imagined and I’m very proud of myself.

4 Responses to “Alcohol Free Weekend #1”

  1. It is such a rare thing, reading about such stories. Usually it is the old people that always tell about their struggles in quitting habits. A young person successfully staying away from alcohol? that must be a very brave thing I swear. Big ups Sandy, this is the beginning of great things. trust me

    • Sandy Nene Sandy Nene says:

      Hi, Mlondzi! Thanks for your comment. Well. I am trying to teach as many young people that alcohol is a serious problem. I am not telling people not to drink, I am warning them, if they are not careful, they will get burnt 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, hope to see you again :)

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