Louisiana. Just even hearing the name of our beloved state conjures quick thoughts of LSU or Saints tailgate parties, parades, and not to mention the best food in the country.
These integral parts of our culture also include one very specific ingredient …
You can’t even attend a crawfish boil without a pack of local beer, or drive a few miles down the street without seeing a drive thru daiquiri shop.
When you make the decision that you aren’t going to drink alcohol at all anymore, how can you when it’s ingrained in our local tapestry?
Personally, I enjoyed all the “fun things” alcohol had to offer when I was younger … you know, making poor decisions that make now thirty year old me cringe … and laughing about it the next day.
Even in my college days, there was that moment of reflection where I knew what I was doing was wrong for me. As I got older, I really saw the effects of how alcohol could damage your relationships and your body. I knew it was best to let it go.
So I (or I should say we, my husband included) decided that we were not going to drink alcohol anymore for a variety of reasons.
There is now a new learning curve on how to socialize and enjoy the city. It requires willpower since I loved local beer, but there is still a lot Louisiana has to offer. And I’m determined to enjoy this beautiful state alcohol free!