21 MONTHS AND COUNTING
Back in April, I [publicly] shared for the first time that I’ve been sober for over a year (21 months and counting). It was a big deal for me to post and I was perplexed when not a soul said anything to me about it. A couple of week later, over lunch with two friends, they both told me how much they had appreciated the post and reiterated how great it is that I’m not drinking. I was happy to hear their support on making it public, as they had obviously had already known (privately) from the beginning. I was relieved that they had actually read the text in the post, as many a person has insisted to me, “no one ever reads blog posts – they just scroll through the pictures.” It felt like a small victory to receive confirmation that, firstly, I’m not the only person who reads blog posts, and, secondly, that at least two people read that post.
THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE
You know what else felt fantastic? When I randomly clicked on an article about celebrities who don’t drink. In these 21 months and counted, I’d almost forgotten that there are other people out there who choose to abstain from drinking. I got choked up, actually, reading about dozens of successful people who have come to the conclusion that they feel better sans the sauce. It was a very positive reminder that I’m not alone, and as you know, living the life you dream about is all about embracing the life you want to live, not only through design, but through positive choices that make you feel your very best. Here’s my roundup of 10 inspiring female celebrities who don’t drink, for that very reason.
10 INSPIRING FEMALE CELEBRITIES WHO DON’T DRINK
1. BLAKE LIVELY
“I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug,” the former Gossip Girl tells Allure. Blake has always been sober. “It’s just something that I genuinely don’t have a desire for,” Ms. Lively explains. She calls herself a foodie, and at the end of the day she prefers to cozy up to her husband, Ryan Reynold, sober, rather than paint the town red with a drink in her hand.
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