I graduated from college in 1989 …. 30 years ago. It seems like a life time ago. I went to Ohio University in Athens Ohio and have very found memories of my time there. I was in a sorority and thanks to Facebook, they are planning a reunion in Chicago in September.
I would like to see some of the girls from the sorority and I am sure I could have some fun, but I am an alcoholic / addict and it looks like it is going to be a party time weekend. Why wouldn’t it be? Your average person doesn’t have a substance abuse problem. I don’t really want to disclose my personal business to this group of people, I am really not close to any of them at this time in my life. I think all I need to know about these “friends” I learn from Facebook.
One of the events is a mini pub crawl …. the Court Street Shuffle (going to all the bars for a drink in one night and there were many) is a staple OU activity. It doesn’t really sound like a fun way to spend an evening to this addict. I am pretty sure if I go I will either be miserable or I will drink, neither of which sound fun. So why am I so conflicted about this? I think I am feeling left out because I know I can’t do certain things. If this event were in Athens I could go up for a day, but going to Chicago is a commitment and I would be stuck. I know it is a choice … I can go or I can not go, up to me. I just know it is not in my best interest to put myself in that situation, but I don’t want to miss out – conflicted!
College and the sorority were some great times, I would love to be able to relive some of that with the girls I shared my life with for 3 – 4 years. But if I want to stay sober the answer is obvious and I don’t like it!