I’ve been feeling exceptionally sorry for myself this past little while. Time is difficult to perceive in such a state, as many of you know. It slips and slips until, before you even know it, time is not a thing at all. And the part of this that has slipped away even more is the reason for it.
There are reasons. But now it’s time to welcome in the other side of life: the light, the smiles, the doing of things. Because there is more to it than dwelling in the darkness.
This all seems too much to share. And you should know about Thursday. Thursday brought an unexpected death in my family. Death has a way of waking you from a deep, dark, inner sleep by grabbing you by the shoulders and shaking the nonsense right out of you. This nonsense pours from my nose, from my ears, from the palms of my hands.
I could look back on this year and sigh. Or I could look back on this year and grow up.
To address this need to let the sunshine back in, rid ourselves of the dreaded Christmas belly, and in general cleanse this past year for our lives, I propose a detox. Not of the chile powder and lemon juice sort, but of the mind, body, and soul variety.
The month of January will be dedicated to detoxing one aspect of life everyday, be it sugar, a grudge, or clutter.
Would you care to join me in starting this year off with the cleanest start we can imagine? Send me an email to gwenedwards82 [at] gmail.com or leave a note in the comments if you’d like to participate in Detox: Life as a guest poster or have some ideas you’d like to share.
Go ahead and nurse your hangover today, but think about this: what do you need to detox from your life right now?