I guess this is the part where I start with the introspection. I woke up this morning with these thoughts:
I would rather be up at 5 a.m. than at midnight.
I hate parties unless I know everyone there or I am the one throwing the party. I am shy. I hate chit chat and small talk. I like to have a one-on-one conversation with someone about real things the first time I meet them. I know this sometimes makes people uncomfortable. On the other hand, I have noticed that many people feel comfortable telling me all sorts of things about themselves upon first meeting.
I love to go dancing and hear live music. This is the exception to the up at 5 a.m. but not at midnight rule.
I love to go hiking.
I need alone time.
I love to read.
I hate yoga, but I also kind of love it, too. I know I need to do yoga because it is the only thing that I have found that makes my body feel better. I suspect the same is true of my mind and meditation.
Alcohol is not needed for any of these things. All of these things are better sober.