95 days ago I walked into a gas station and forgot to buy a pack of smokes. That evening I smoked my last three yellow American Spirits. The next morning, I re-read Allen Carrs’ Easy Way To Stop Smoking. I haven’t touched a cigarette since. But, I didn’t quit – I retired.
Glass ½ full → *Level-Up!
5 days later, I had my last beer. I had already cut out wine and hard liquor. While reading EasyWay, it dawned on me that I had been justifying my beer consumption the same way I had been speaking about my smoking. The realization hit me – in order to quit smokes, I had to quit booze. But quitting didn’t work for me, so I retired.
Glass 3/4 full → Level-Up!
55 days ago, I left my corporate job to focus on #LL21c and my writing. I’ve done some pretty crazy things in my life, pushing boundaries and following my heart. This one though, was one of the biggest leaps of faith and scariest steps I have ever taken. So, I packed up my corporate knowledge tool kit, looked forward, stepped off the ledge and retired.
Glass ½ full → Level-Up!
30 days ago my Mum died. In the midst of revamping Liberty Enlightening the World – #LL21c, my own maternal guiding light was forever extinguished. This was my 60 day mark with no booze – a day I had meant to celebrate, but The Universe had other plans. She was my biggest fan and hardest critic. I always knew I had her unconditional love, but that day, she retired in her own way. You never quit being a daughter, but a piece of my heart crumpled, and has gone into a silent, eternal retirement.
Glass Shatters → (I must) Level-up.
3 months ago, I made a commitment to not smoke or booze for 90 days. Through others kindness, love and inspiration, the craters in my path have been easier to navigate and I am so extremely grateful. I have also learned that, much comfort has come through nurioushing my WrArtisty. What will happen in the next 90 days in particle is unknown, but I will be creating something new, each day. And the harboring and starving my creativity have now gone into retirement.
New Glass; a bit blue but much thicker → Level-UP!
*Level-Up – soul altering moments which consist of abundance or loss and always growth. You’ve reached the goal (w00t!) and then the Universe decides to submerge you with another set of challenges – making your familiar world look completely different.
#healingthroughcreativity #levelupday1 #celebratelife #bebrave #RIPMJ420