Dodging The Office Party

Every year Christmas time brings a number of tests, it’s a party season, a season of drinking, especially the office/works party, the talk around work tends to focus on getting “hammered”!

As I posted last week I was challenged, by an individual at work, for being unsocial for deciding not to go out for a meal with everyone at work. In subsequent conversations with others at work my decision has been totally accepted and they also condoned the behaviour of the individual in question, some even agreed that they probably wouldn’t go either if they weren’t drinking.

I’ve been off work since the weekend, as I have a few days holiday to catch up on before I loose them, so as far as I know the meal went on without me.

I on the other hand spent the night at home with my son, watching Lord of the Rings and Lizard Lick Towing with a take-away, which we both thoroughly enjoyed.

I certainly know where I preferred to be!

So I may have dodged what traditionally is the first test and I’m sure there will be others over the Christmas period, but for now I’m still counting down to Christmas Eve and the amazing figure of 1000 SoberDays, that the strength and grace of God has allowed me to reach!

JUST GETTING BY by TENTH AVENUE NORTH
Oh,when we were born
When we first arrived
We took it all in
Through innocent eyes

But we got jaded, cause the beauty faded
So now we fake it in worlds built in the sky
But we keep comin’ up dry

I’m waking up to what’s around me
I’ve lost too much to a fantasy
I’m tired living like I’m just getting by
Just getting by
I’m just getting by

Life can take a toll
Everyday demands
So much energy so many mundane plans

So we go digital, purely phisical
Hey, it’s just medicinal
We need to ease our minds

I’m waking up to what’s around me
I’ve lost too much to a fantasy
I’m tired living like I’m just getting by
Just getting by
I’m just getting by

I want to be all here now
Wherever I am, that’s where I’ll be found
Staying present even in the fear now
Life with open eyes
Please don’t pass me by

Life don’t pass me by, life don’t pass me by
Feel a spark when we look each other in the eye

I’m waking up to what’s around me
I’ve lost too much to a fantasy
I’m tired living like I’m just getting by
Just getting by
I’m just getting by
I don’t want to just get by

1 thought on “Dodging The Office Party

  1. micrenval

    Haha, this is great. I am reaching 60 days tomorrow and just realized that Christmas and the holidays are pretty much a trap as far as using goes. I’m not sure how I’m going to get around it without akwardly telling them that I can’t be around any other addicts anymore, but hey, there’s nothing wrong with selfishness as far as sobriety goes because in retrospect, would you rather be loaded or in the moment and understanding what’s going on around you. Thanks for posting. And 1000 days is going to amazing i’m sure!

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