Why I hate Alcohol

There is a reason why I have sworn myself never to drink, and I feel as though it is a good one.  They say if a parent of a child drank a lot then that child is most likely too.  But not me.  In fact, I despise Alcohol.  Why?

My dad was an alcoholic.

There is such a clear difference between a child that lives with an alcoholic vs. one who does not.  And I can relate to living with one.  My dad was a drinker, a big one.  And it almost tore my family apart.

Every night, he’d go out and buy beer, come home, and drink it.  That was his life.  Around $1,500 dollars a year he spent on beer.  He was depressed, angry, and didn’t know what to do with his life.

The effects this had on the family was unbelievable.  Arguments every night, things being thrown, my sisters crying, it was chaos.  And all I could do was sit in my room hoping he didn’t bust through in his drunken state, yelling at me that I don’t take out the trash as much as I should and what not.

The word divorce flung around from time to time.  He would come home at 3:00 am because he spent all his money on beer and couldn’t get a taxi back causing him to walk home.  In the morning he was mad, just assumed we don’t remember anything that happened last night.

For 15 years my life was a living hell.  All I wanted to do was to be put in a different family.  All I would think about at school is how others don’t have to go through what I did.  I was so jealous of their lives, coming home just worrying about homework instead of worrying about avoiding a drunk father.

One night, I had the worst night of my life.  It started with lots of arguments between my mom and dad as usually, a few banging of furniture.  Then silence.  From there I thought they cooled down and it was time to go to bed.  And just after a few moments, I heard someone cursing outside at the top of their lungs.  Laughing to myself I thought at least that’s not my dad… until I realized it was.

I laid in my bed, scared, embarrassed, and depressed.  I was done with this shit.  But I couldn’t stop it, so all I could do is wait in my bed, thinking about how my friends and neighbors relationships will never be the same.  I will now be the kid everyone feels sorry for because his dad is a bad alcoholic.

It was a late, and after a few hours silence fell.  I soon learned that my dad was taken to the police office.  Relieved, I went to sleep.

The next morning I went to school, glad to be anywhere but home.  And I didn’t want school to end.  When I came home however, I heard the best news I could have possibly wanted:  My dad has decided to quit drinking.

The next year of my life improved at an unbelievable pace.  Sure, there were some ups and downs.  Some arguments still but none of that mattered.  Now, I didn’t have to worry about my dad dying at a young age, didn’t have to worry about being brought into a drunk argument.

It was easier to focus on task I had to do, and my relationship with my dad improved greatly.  So if you’re a heavy drinker, think about the effects you have on others.  Think about your family friends, and think about whether or not you should be doing what you’re doing.  If you’re trying to quit that’s fantastic, but if not try to at least tone it down.

There are a lot of reasons to go out for a drink, it was a bad day, it was a good day, it’s Monday, it’s Friday, there are countless reasons.  But we can’t focus on the reasons why we should, we must focus on the reasons why we shouldn’t.

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Because Life is Short

It may seem long when we’re sitting in a long lecture of class, or thinking about the next 7 hours of work we are about to complete.  But in the end, we all know the truth.

Life is short.

So short in fact, when the time comes to kick the bucket we still have things to do.  And that to me is one of the most depressing things of all time to think of.

I have a lot of things I wish for, we all do.  I wish I could feel every emotion, have a childhood all over the world.  The reality is that I’m not going to live in too many houses in my life, but I want to experience every location.  I want to work thousands of jobs, find the ones that I’m passionate about.  I want to play every sport, and eat every type of food.

It is said that if we could, we would fall in love with millions of people.  The only reason why we don’t is because we can only handle one person being our “true love.”  And I want to fall in love with those millions of people.  Go on the roller coaster of life hundreds of times.

I’m not saying I wish to be immortal, I would rather have a life of 20 years than forever.  But. if only life wasn’t so short.  Why is it?

So, point being, don’t waste your life.  We can’t do everything we’re going to want to in life, so enjoy the things you can do.  And believe me, you can do anything you wish to.  So go out and live a great life.  Whether you think it’s long or short, it’s not forever.  And when it’s time to pull the plug you’re going to want to be happy with it.

Appreciate everything you have, and have as much fun as you can.  Money is not fun, fun is fun.  Go grab some friends and go bowling tonight, watch a movie with someone special, and enjoy the life you have been given.  After all, it is a short one.

Starting out

There is always that feeling you get once you just jump right into something.  Especially when it has to do with other people.  Today, I started to do blogs.  The reason: to have fun interacting to other people about different topics.

However, there is a problem.  No ones here to interact with.  Honestly, I have no idea how I’ll start to get a crowd, but I hope that sometime, someday, there will be people to talk to.

Is there going to be people reading this? Probably not.  But I have one thing to say to you: Do NOT give up on anything just because its a challenge to get things going.  Everything is hard to get into to, especially when you don’t know anything about it!  The worst thing you can do is quit.

So, today I begin my journey writing blogs.  There will be times when I feel as though I am writing to no one.  Where I am just typing words on a keyboard for my own eyes.  But, I know that eventually, things will get going. And that time may be a few months, maybe even a few years.  But that’s how it works! And once things finally get going, it will be a great feeling.

At the end of the day, we all have things we want to do.  But there’s so many excuses not to do them!  I beg of you to try your best at anything you wish to do.  You can’t let anything get in your way.  I hope someday someone will stumble across this blog.  If you are that one person, I hope you can achieve everything you wish to.  Try your best, and you will conquer that goal.

My first post.

Hello! I hope this post will soon be an important artifact that will stay in a special place in my heart.  I’m just another guy hoping that I can express my opinions about the world and hopefully give some good info to others!  We’re all unique human beings, and we all have great things to say.  Anyways, Welcome! I hope you have a good time!