Just Desserts on Day 198

Dear Readers,
Waiting for Dessert
Each time I go out, I am finding it more rewarding to stay sober. 
There is something very special about laughing and loving without being under the influence of any drug. There is a peace that comes from not worrying about what I may do.
I feel closer to who I was meant to be, the good and bad, but definitely more real.

Many people wonder if they can still have fun, and be fun if they don't drink. 
I did too. After six months of sober social events and date nights, I can truly say, I am having just as much fun. 
I am alive, not dulled with drinking. I can have a real conversation. I can dress up, feel pretty and dance! 

Last night, after we left the jazz club, I didn't want the night to end, because I love being downtown.
So I googled "late night desserts" and we found a very cool restaurant. 
We had a very tight place at the bar, and ordered lattes and chocolate tortes.
We talked, laughed, and had a very romantic evening.
What am I missing? 


  1. We did the same thing the other night--found a late night dessert place to keep a lovely evening going! Such a great idea!!! I agree with you, enjoying life and having fun without booze used to seem impossible, but now I see the real pleasure in it all. I'm so pleased to be on the same past as you, figuring out this wonderful life. xo

    1. Dear Thirsty,
      I am definitely going to be looking for more places! It was really fun!

  2. Sounds wonderful ;-) desserts over booze any time! Lori K

  3. Cool. That's a great idea.
    I admit, I don't stay out late. I love my sober sleep!

    1. Hi Anne!
      Late for me is 9:30!
      We were home by 10:00!

  4. I love this post! It reminds me so much of when the hubs and I used to go out - I wish we did that more now that I'm sober.

    Hmmmm...why not do that more now? Thanks Wendy!!!


    1. Dear Sherry,
      Thank you for commenting on my blog!!
      I love lingering. I refuse to think I can't linger just because I don't drink!


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