Alcohol is a weird thing. I cannot think of anything else that people (including me) both love and hate so much. Maybe marriage from what I have gathered… It’s hard to live with or without. 


You see, when you are stuck in a small town with little to do (or haven’t already done), alcohol is the answer. And when you are in a hostel with 200+ other twentysomethings, alcohol is the answer to everything. It helps you to relax after a hard day on the farm in increasingly hot temperatures as the winter comes to an end. It is a friend when you are off and all your friends are working. It’s a help when it is too hot, it is a great beer-jacket when it is too cold. Alcohol is the answer, until the day comes when we get bored of making it the answer. 

I have said it many times, this place is just like being back at university. It’s as much of a party hostel as it is a working one. It is safe to say that I cannot wait to end this constant flow of booze and live a (slightly) healthier lifestyle outside of Ayr, however if it wasn’t for the alcohol I wouldn’t have had so many funny stories and hilarious encounters with people. If it wasn’t for alcohol, I probably wouldn’t have half the friends I have. I can be pretty socially awkward and a pint is the great escape from that. 

Or goon for that matter. Just don’t tell the hostel, it’s banned.

22 thoughts

  1. Especially for twenty-some-things! I understand that all too well. But now I am on a quest to be less awkward while sober. Could use a lot fewer hang-overs.

    1. You can do it, I’ve tried a lot in recent years to be less awkward and more sociable, it certainly helps to bite the bullet and get out there πŸ™‚

  2. I can totally relate to your post in the sense that alcohol and marriage could both be similar in some ways.. I don’t think I could quit my alcohol completely either 😊

    1. I couldn’t quit it completely either, there’s nothing currently better for me than an ice cold beer after a day on the farm!

  3. Wow, less than a week now! What are going to do after this?
    Also, unrelated question, but what do you think of the new Muse single? I quite like it, and the acoustic guitar is sounding great too!

    PS: I’m getting the right idea about university. (Only another month till I leave, myself! :D)

    1. Yep, almost at the end! I’m going to travel the east coast southward through some major towns and cities and blog the whole way.
      Regarding the single, I really like it! In fact it is the first song I listened to on the way to the coffee shop that I’m in now responding to comments πŸ™‚ out of the three singles, Something Human is my favourite so far.
      And awesome! How are you feeling? You will love it, I’m sure πŸ™‚

      1. That’s amazing, looking forward to hearing about it!
        I’m stoked for the next album already!
        I really hope so! Four months at home has me really looking forward to university. πŸ˜› I’m pretty excited and nervous too, and I get to explore a new place at the same time, so yay!

      2. Your nerves will disappear very quickly, new places are always a bit scary at first, but from my experience the nerves change to curiosity and adventure!

  4. Love the twist at the end! (I’m @phenixrisingiii editor, with my own blog at wabbitsnkeets.com). Alcohol in the last year increasingly is my bogeyman. Both parents died in the last 18 months; more importantly, my best bud/stress-buster/Flemish Giant rabbit Bronson died 13 months ago. I have a beloved fiance. . . But nothing de-stresses me like Bronson. I wander, lost without him, unable to replace him or learn any other way of relaxing. Alcohol is a genie in the bottle of grief.β­πŸ‘πŸ’•

    1. Oh I’m so sorry to hear, losses are always difficult and I have suffered these too in recent years. Alcohol is often an escape for many in this time of grief and it was/ is for me. It’s important to have a balance as alcohol can take over in times like these. Also, blogging has been great therapy for me and I’m sure it is for you too!

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