Not sure if alcohol is for you? Or just interested in a new perspective on it? In her honest new video, Grace Victory shares her relationship with alcohol up to now.
After beginning the video with an inspirational quote, Grace sits down with a green tea (“for moral support!”) and takes us through her experiences, bringing her amazing sense of humour to what can sometimes be a serious topic.
She labels her time drinking as a teenager as “social drinking” and not something she was comfortable doing to excess. “My mum isn’t a big drinker and neither are my family who were around me growing up,” she explains. “So I think I adopted social drinking as opposed to binge-drinking or drinking in excess.”
Chatting about one particular night out with an ex-boyfriend and his friends, she reveals that her drink was spiked and she was followed back to her hotel room by a stranger. Happily, the story ends well as the beauty of hotels meant the incident was caught on CCTV, alerting the hotel staff who rushed to defuse the situation.
Always one to bring humour to a negative situation, Grace recalls that “that was the moment where I was like, ‘I’m just going to stay at home and drink my tea’, like I do now”, adding that “honestly, I’m a grandma. I’ve got my tea, I’ve got my hair wrapped up…”
She points out that having therapy and becoming a more confident person have played a role in her relationship with alcohol, and mentions that “I have never ever ever gotten so drunk that I cannot remember anything in my life. I think it is because I don’t drink naturally. I see people out of control and that makes me feel uncomfortable.”
We won’t spoil everything but the video ends with Grace sharing her relationship with alcohol today, situations where she may a cheeky drink, and how she handles social situations where drinking is seen to be the norm. Ultimately, she makes the point that no-one should be pressured into drinking.
Grace has been very open in the past when discussing topics such as eating disorders, depression, and mental health in general. The Real Reason I Don’t Drink Alcohol is no exception and we love her for it!