11 Things I Don’t Need
Don’t think, just write… First thought, best thought!
– Body hate
– Envy of what others have
– Unsupportive people
– More clutter in my apartment
– Homophobic bullshit
– More projects that distract from the ones I’m already doing
– Formal education
– Late nights combined with early mornings
Getting rid of all these things is… Well, a lot of work. A lot of ongoing work, the kind that drags on and on and may never really end. Addictions come in all sorts of nefarious shapes and sizes, and not all have the benefit of a ready network of therapy groups… Which isn’t to make light of alcohol or drug addictions, because I’ve got huge respect for those struggling with such battles. At the same time, this culture being what it is, lesser addictions and self-hating thought cycles are also easy to get trapped into… Especially those related to buying buying buying! And wanting wanting wanting. And never being satisfied with myself, my body, my treasures, my current place and situation and friends.
So how about as a first step, I simply commit to savouring what I’ve got… And cutting the cigarettes down to one a day, max.
[Day 11 of Reverb 10… I’m catching up, and am now going to check out the days I skipped last week.]