I know this isn’t the most optimistic article, but after what I have been through in the last couple of weeks, I felt it was necessary to share these tips with you all… Just in case any of you were to make the same mistakes I did.
First and foremost, get a stiff shot into you. Okay, so it doesn’t have to be absinthe (because Christ knows what the aftermath of that would be like), but make sure that it’s definitely strong enough to make it through the night—trust me, you’re going to need it.
2. Get That BIG Sob Out Of The Way
There’s nothing wrong with shyly shedding a couple of tears after a few drinks. But speaking from experience, make sure that your chest-heaving, mind-rattling, knee-weakening power sob is out of the way before you venture into a nightclub. You don’t want to be caught crying your eyes out in the smoker’s area (especially after that stiff shot). But if that gut-wrenching sob isn’t out of the way yet, make sure you at least make it to a bathroom cubicle before you lose it.
3. Family (Or Friends)
The best people to help you through this grieving process are the people who were with you during the saddening ordeal, and the people whom you hold dearest. More often than not, those people are your family. But, having said that, don’t take family members who can’t quite hack the party life you’ve become accustomed to. And definitely, don’t take the ones who haven’t been into a nightclub since 1937—we don’t want to cause another passing because of too much dancing, or one too many jaguar bombs (or embarrassment).
4. Strengthen That Upper Lip
I know that’s easier said than done, but if you’ve had your BIG sob, holding that upper lip strong should be easy… with help from the right people. Whomever is accompanying you on this binge-drinking wake, make sure they know how to bring you up… especially when your emotions have fallen down. In these times we need our loved ones to strengthen us, because Christ knows we can’t get any lower.
5. Party Like There’s No Tomorrow
At the end of the day, a funeral, or the loss of someone we love, teaches us one core lesson—that life is so incredibly short, and so incredibly precious. So, for whoever has passed, and for whoever is looking down on you, make them proud! Take a risk. Wake up with no regrets (minus that second absinthe shot). Party hard. Live your life. Live your life to the absolute fullest; because nobody knows when we will be the ones looking down, aching for our loved ones to party like there’s no tomorrow.