Well, folks...today is the day. Today begins a year without my beloved (and also hated) crutches: alcohol, caffeine, and sugar. Goethe's quote rings true for me on the eve of any great journey or endeavor. It reaffirms what I know to be true...that we are all so much stronger and more capable than we give ourselves credit for. So, I begin my journey, hoping for something great and still open to anything that comes my way.
I had sushi last night with one of my dearest friends. Yes, we ate a "Multiple Orgasm Roll" that was, in fact, slathered with mayonnaise and then fried (it was delicious), and no, I did not have any alcohol or sugar or even caffeine. It was the best "Last Supper" ever. He asked me what I thought would happen during my challenge...and what amendments I may have made for myself to survive the year. My response was simple. I don't know. I guess that's the beauty of it. This will be a journey with highs and lows. I think I will feel successful if I do my best in each moment and if I have learned more about myself and changed a bit for the better at the end.
A bonus that has surprised me are the people who have reached out to me and let me know that my challenge has inspired a personal challenge of their own. I strongly believe that a like-minded community is the key to success so I'd like to spend a few lines acknowledging these amazing individuals who have taken it upon themselves to recognize a need in their lives and take action around it.
|Me and my bro with our last brews|
|Last latte...goodbye my loooove!|