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We’ve all been there. When the clothes are piled high, and the dishes are forming a leaning tower of Pisa. Coffee doesn’t even touch the chaos. This chaos was my life just a few months ago. Each morning, I would wake up with the same ideology. I would hit the gym, hook up to my caffeine IV, and grinned my teeth into a forced smile. For years, I entered the same routine, and it produced the same results. I was running in circles and not even coming close to self-actualization. I was barely making space for self-care. After years of following the same routine, I realized that it was putting me closer to my grave than my goals. If I wanted to survive past 40-something needed to change. So, I threw in the towel and entered the race. Here are three ways that quitting my routine changed my career.
POV. A new Vocal Challenge pops up and you immediately begin thinking about the creative angles you can take to tackle the prompt. You spend a crap ton of time brainstorming ideas, drafting and outlining your story and then you pour yourself into writing. You scour the web for beautiful media, photos and memes and happily add them to your story. Finally, all that's left to do is dot your I's and cross your T's and hit that 'Submit for Review' button. Done. Perfect! You promote the crap out of your story, posting it on Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, you name it! Then, announcement day rings around and...you don't win. You didn't even place.
Through the many months in lockdown, and the countless surges of COVID-19 cases, my thoughts of the future is somewhat fading away. In lockdown, the distractions around me are also innumerable. These things caused my time to disappear into thin air.
There's something about writing on a platform with other writers that can't talk to each other that makes my little introverted heart skip a beat.
Way down deep in a little cozy corner of my mind, is a place of rest, a homey, reflection of myself. The highlight reel of moments gone but ever stamped in the rolodex of joyful times. A journey well past the melodic discovery of my favorite band in 2020, Glass Animals. Their song “Tangerine,” a unique blend of sounds parallel with the upbeat lyrical story of a couple falling out of love... Brilliant!
Original blog post can be found on: https://www.bloglakecity.com/post/starting-one-year-without-alcohol Why A Year? Why, in God's name would you do an entire year with no alcohol? Okay, maybe not in those exact words but I do get this question a lot and it's a fair question. I'm not really committing to putting the bottle down altogether, I tried that before and failed miserably, but I'm also going a VERY long time without it. It's a strange limbo at times.
Dear future me, This is going to be harsh, this is going to be blunt but you’re going to thank me for this someday. Enough is enough it’s time to take control.
Dear 2021 Me: You're going to use Vocal to make this year one of the best. I know right now you think the world can't get much better, but we are going to try our best to strive for happiness, greatness and success. We worked hard in 2020, despite everything, and we deserve a good break.
For most of my life when I read the word ‘Healing,’ it was followed by a first aid kit. Packed with band-aids and alcohol wipes. Somehow I was supposed to use these things to seal in these wounds scattered around my body like birthmarks; scattered around my mind like stars. This is where things got complicated because I never actually saw blood and sometimes there were no scars.
I read an article recently about how to approach writing the way a burger flipper approaches flipping burgers. They don't think, they just do.
As 2021 gets closer, we start to question our habits and routines and embark on a journey to a better self. We set New Year’s Resolutions that fail and leave us back at zero or even worse off.
Every year people across the planet join each other in the pursuit of bettering themselves. We do so in hopes to improve upon the previous year and succeed just that little bit more. The new year means to many people an opportunity for a fresh start, to let go of the troubles and bad habits of the past and embrace the positive new person they want to become.