It’s worth it

I have always been known as a “good girl.” Someone who doesn’t put herself into situations that are risky and likes to take the safe road. Recently, I have felt as if I have been deemed as someone who doesn’t like to have fun because I do not drink, but I know that’s not the case. I don’t drink because I have experienced alcoholism in my family, and it has showed me that it’s not who I want to become. I would rather stay home on a friday night and miss a really big party than wake up one day finding myself empty without a drink in my hand. At times it may be hard, but it will be worth it, I know it will.

Erin, Illinois