I want to throw a party. After years of failed relationships on a personal, financial, career and romantic level and many attempts at sobriety, I am throwing myself a get together at a beauty parlour to celebrate six months of sobriety. Any advice or etiquette tips to follow?
This has me chuffed up real good. Annoyed; displeased; disgruntled. The State Opening of Parliament is an occassion to celebrate. Six months at an attempt to live life on life’s terms? Are you using the word “Karma” correctly in every day conversation?
What kind of party and parlour games will you play in a beauty salon? “Spin the Aveda Chamomile bottle?” “I Heard it through the Grapevine?” “Blather Me Beautiful?” Make sure you put pictures up on Social media sites to show the world your new found success: “An Invitation Only Invitational. The guest list is so exclusive; even the people I owe a personal plea and financial restitution to are not invited.”
Sobriety is your responsibility. I have yet to see a survivor of Breast Cancer throw a “Whoopie Party” for completing radiation. I have seen survivors doing service to raise awareness and give back to the community. Sobriety is a solemn opportunity to show the outside world you can be a contributing member. Sobriety is attraction; not promotion. Humility. I would think the kindest way to practice restriction and self-restraint for you and the community at large would be to sit humbly with someone who is suffering. Take your temptation for temperance to the Salvation Army and give back to someone who needs hope.