I just realized that in a little more than four months, I will have completed my year-long experiment/observation which started on March 11, 2014. I am two third of the way through and amazed that the time has gone by so quickly, especially when it seemed like the first forty days would never end.
I haven’t written as much in the last four months as I did in the first, for a lot of reasons. Here are two:
1) The first four months were hard and seemed to bring me one challenge after another. Then I took two months off before making a firm decision two months ago to quit if that is what needed to happen for me to be healthy. Funny how making a real commitment can change your experience of a situation!
2) Life has been busier in some ways. I had to finish my last book project, The Sunflower Princess, which while short, took a considerable amount of mental energy. I also had another big creative project – a 6 hour video course – that took up most of my free writing time for a few weeks and lots going on with my own massage practice as well as the wellness center. Thus it has been easier to think about this project more now that so much unfinished business is off my plate.
I’ve also started another blog, Sunflower Wisdom, which is tied to my book and about various lessons and insights I’ve experienced in my life. It is taking the place of my old blog, Felicia’s Blog, which was unexpectedly retired back in June thank to GoDaddy.com changing their platform and me being slow to react to this information. I think the new blog is a better fit for the material anyway and I am really enjoying it.
The bottom line is that I am still not drinking, and it is OK. Tonight I had a truly unsatisfying glass of Butter Beer (a la Harry Potter – and totally non-alcoholic. It will never be my drink of choice but you don’t know if you don’t try. I’ll keep looking for one but think the best I’m likely to come-up with is my tried and true chocolate milk – or holiday egg nog which YES is available in stores already.
I’ll be posting here a bit more often again now that I have some time and brain space available. Thank you so much for your support in my journey!