It’s okay to not do it all – BLOGGER TALK #2 |Glücksgeist

I was so happy with the response on my first BLOGGER TALK. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I had an idea for a second post in this (now) series and after you told me to continue these posts, I wrote it down. This is a lot more personal than the last one, but I hope you like it.


It’s okay to not do it all.

I think some people would call it uncool, but to me it’s so much more than this. I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t go to clubs and discos and I am also not a big fan of parties. I know… But I thought I share with you why I don’t do all of these things and why it’s okay to not do it all.

First of all I don’t like the taste of alcohol. I tried a little bit of it and just never liked it. A few people actually told me that you just have to keep drinking and after a while you start liking it, but I just never saw the point in doing something I don’t like. I also don’t like the part of loosing so much control over myself. I went to a few parties and saw a few people who definitely had too many drinks. To them it was a lot of fun and I never have anything against that, but I just don’t want to do it myself. I mean this can change next year, or in a month, but at the moment I am happy doing it not.

Going to clubs is super nerve-racking to me. I went two times when I was in school and really hated it. I felt super anxious with all these people in one room and the second time it was so full and so many weird people where around me that I felt like I couldn’t breathe probably. I was super anxious and had to leave after one hour. Maybe it also was because of the people I went with, but to me it wasn’t a great experience.

I haven’t been to a “Party” in a little while, but in school they were all about alcohol and if you didn’t drink it was a hard time. People constantly tried to force you to it and I didn’t like that. I think it’s so okay to drink alcohol and have a great time, but it’s also okay to not drink and still have a great time.

I was a little nervous uploading this post, but Elena from Outnabout totally gave me the confidence to do it. Can I also quickly say that although I don’t drink and like the party life, I love to listen to all the funny stories from friends and my brother. I love that they enjoy it.

Love, x


43 thoughts on “It’s okay to not do it all – BLOGGER TALK #2 |Glücksgeist

  1. I remember my first taste of alcohol I didn’t like either but that’s because it was cider and I’ve never really liked cider. Personally I prefer cocktails because they can be sweet. You can always have mocktails (cocktails without the alcohol) which are just as good. xx

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  2. I am exactly like you. I don’t drink, I don’t go to clubs and I never go to parties. Am cool with that and I never judge my friends who do. I just tell them to have fun doing what they like 🤷

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  3. Oh Anni, I am so happy that I gave you the confidence to speak up about it. I honestly can relate to this topic so much. I am going through it right now. A lot of my friends drink (way too much) and stay out til four in the morning do crazy things and often brag about it. I hate the idea of being drunk, because that means you don’t have control over yourself, you can hurt other people and yourself and I’m gonna be honest: yes I am scared of it sometimes. So I don’t go, and a lot of people take it almost as an offense, that I feel better than them, but truthfully right now I just don’t want to do all of these things. And for a long time I thought that I just was uncool and prude, but now when I hear how certain friends tell they regret starting all of this so young, i am glad that I listened to my gut feeling. I mean there might come a time where I go out late and drink, but even if not, that is ok. Same for you. Thank you for posting, because it’s good to know I’m not the only grandma at my age 😉 Haha just kidding, we’re not. But it’s good to know others feel the same!
    much love, elena ❤

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    1. Elena than you so so so much for this amazing comment!!! I always was the only “uncool” person but now I actually feel so good and happy right now. This means a lot to me thank you xx ❤

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  4. We are all different and that’s the beauty pf the world. My best friend is totally like you, she doesn’t drink and go to clubs, but we still hang out in other places. I’m kinda in middle I love Rum, but don’t like other alcohol, love clubs only because I can dance there but hate people that are in the clubs haha. xx

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  5. There was a time in my life I was into drinking and partying with my friends. But I never liked clubs or big parties with a bunch of people I didn’t know, that’s always been an uncomfortable feeling for me and my anxiety is through the roof. Don’t even get me started on not being in control when you have too much. I no longer drink, I can’t bear the taste anymore or the aftermath. My acid reflux says no also. Thank you for sharing this✨

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  6. I can so relate to you with this! I don’t drink either and it’s been years since I stepped into a nightclub. I always feel a bit awkward saying I don’t drink like I’m strange so when I see that other people don’t too I feel reassured 🙂 Yay for soft drinks! xx

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    1. I got so many weird looks when I said that I don’t drink. I never really had people around me who were like me so it’s really nice to read your comment and feel like I’m not the only one xx thanks a lot

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    1. I lost “friends” because of this as well, but in the end I think they should have supported my decision. I am glad to hear I am not the only one who feels like this so thank you so much for stopping by and for your comment xx


  7. It’s great to share your own opinion! I totally agree with you on this post. You have to do stuff that other people do it’s about you and your life and what you want to do with it. I’m so glad that you stated the fact about something that you believe in.

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  8. You are totally not alone in this. I’ve always found the taste of alcohol weird. It is something that everyone says you get used to, but I don’t see why you should feel the need to if you don’t want to. I’m definitely someone a lot comfy staying at home than going out and drinking heaps. To each their own yeah 😀

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    1. Thank you Angela for this comment!! I can’t believe how many amazing comments I received! I was so nervous uploading this, so I’m super happy that so many people can relate to this xxx

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  9. Good for you for not letting yourself be peer pressured into doing anything you don’t want to do. Your true friends will always stand by you and not judge you ever. I have to say I have never tried alcohol before but I don’t think I want to after I’ve seen what it does to people when they have too much. Of course that’s their decision but for me I wouldn’t want it to happen xx

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  10. You are not the only one who doesn’t drink and party, it doesn’t make you cool or uncool if you do or you don’t. I don’t drink because of my dad and it doesn’t bother me to be honest, alcohol can be expensive and think of all the money you can spend on other things that make you feel good 🙂 I’ve been to clubs twice and I enjoyed it but I was dancing and getting into the music. Parties are so not my scene. If people judge you that’s their problem!

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  11. I know what you mean and I completely agree. It’s hard to admit that you don’t do all of this ‘cool’ stuff (even though it’s nonsense). Thank you so much for sharing xxxx

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  12. I am just like you! I don’t like alcohol, I hate it and I never go clubbing because I just don’t find it fun. I had my wild moments with alcohol when I was young and I drank only because I had this huge need to belong in. Thank god I got over that because to me there is nothing cool in getting so drunk that you don’t remember what you did! This post was so great and powerful thank you for sharing your thoughts!! xx

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  13. I can totally relate to your post! A lot of people surrounding me don’t (or are unwilling to) understand why I don’t drink/party and think I’m being silly. It’s just not my cup of tea and makes me uncomfortable being surrounded by alchol/drunk people. I also don’t like the feeling of being pushed to do it, that’s so frustrating isn’t it? Especially their reactions, I have lost count of how many times people said to me “water is for the fish”. I’ll always take a cosy night in over a party! Xx

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    1. I got so many weird looks when I said no thank you to alcohol but I’m really happy with it and all your comments were super nice to read and made me feel so understood. Thank you so much xx

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  14. First LOVE that picture! It is gorgeous! And second, it is totally fine! I have just as many friends who don’t drink as do. I always say you do you. It isn’t for anyone else to judge. ❤

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