For a looooong time (yes, the dragged out loooooong was necessary!) I often thought to myself WHY would I want to be sober? I thought to myself how would I have fun? Wouldn't I be boring? How would I socialize without a drink (or two, or ten...) consumed? I was that uncomfortable just being me that I never understood how great sober life is. These days I've changed my mindset. Once I started thinking in terms of "why not!" rather than "why?" when it came to sobriety, it was so much easier to embrace. Why not wake up on a Sunday morning refreshed and invigorated, without nasty hangovers and regrets? Why not have all that extra money in my bank account? Why not face my emotions head on, rather than hiding them with alcohol? Why not let people embrace me for me (shyness and quirkiness included!) rather than covering up who I really am? A mindset change really does work wonders!