I gave it up and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. It had to happen, to be honest, I’d outgrown it. There were times when I thought it was still the best thing for more. The comfort of it, the well-known familiarity of what I’ve always known. But it wasn’t good for me anymore.
It wasn’t the wine, it was me.
And no, I didn’t give it up entirely. I gave up drinking cheap wine sourced from the bottle shop drive-thru. It happened all of a sudden one day; I’d decided enough was enough and I was done. The cheap wine gave me hangovers and smelt kind of funny. It required ice to be palatable. Something you can get away with in Queensland but is still a little uni-student for my grown up liking.
I just gave it up. I replaced it with a more maturely priced bottle. Something that perhaps I wouldn’t find as easy to justify on those weeknights when things were just not going my way. Real, grown-up wine for my grown-up, thirty-five-year-old ass. I’ve moved on. My work here, and it was extensive, is done.
I choose good things for myself.
Nice things. Things that don’t taste like ass and ruin me that just happen to be cheap. Cheap and cheerful I used to call them. But apparently after all these years not so cheerful anymore. I just decided I wanted better for myself. Not because I think there’s anything wrong with that cheap wine I used to love. Nope, I’m just moving on. The next stage of my life awaits.
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.