Sunday, July 25, 2010

sober college girl...

So, I just read this article on College Fashion and found it pretty interesting. I'm usually "the sober girl" at parties and am pretty much always the DD. This isn't always the case, but for the most part I chose my DC over a beer. I like to think that I'm still doing a good job of setting an example as a Christian even when I am surrounded by alcohol and partying. Most people that I have met that didn't really know me well have said they thought I was stuck up or judged others who did choose to drink a lot, but that has never been the case. To each his own. I know that college is filled with alcohol and drugs and partying. I just choose not to participate. I have friends that do but it doesn't mean I have to. For the first year and a half that I was in college I didn't go downtown at all..not once. But after AKL and I had been together for a year or so I started going with him and his friends and realized I didn't have to drink to have a good time. I have had a lot of fun every time I have gone. Most of my friends don't understand this but at least I have 3 that do. My roomies and one of my best friends Jessica are the same way I am. I'm also super glad that I have a bf who is 23 and didn't drink or go out at all until he was 21..so he gets me and understands where I'm coming from.

Sometimes I wonder if I'll look back on my college years later on in life and regret that I didn't let myself go and do crazy things...but then I think about the way I want people to remember me and I don't want to be remembered as someone who was always drunk...

Now with all this being said I am far from a bump on a log that just sits at home on the weekends.. I get dressed up all cutesy and go out pretty much every weekend I just choose to be in control of myself at all times.

3 comments:

  1. That's so great that you're like that! You're definitely setting a wonderful example of a Christian girl :)

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  2. Our journey has begun!... secretly though =)

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    Exciting things going on around here!

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    ~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

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  3. Drinking isn't really all it's cracked up to be... most people barely remember what happened the night before anyways. Plus, you will have plenty of time to 'let loose' should you try to do so later in life - think girls vacas, bachelorette parties, 30th birthdays, etc, etc... as long as you are happy and having fun being yourself, that's the best example you can set, and what matters most!

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