Having spent so many many years drinking and wasting my life away, it is time for changes. One of the changes I have decided to add on my journey to freedom is to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. Change requires a lot of getting out of your comfort zone. I am use to getting drunk, being hungover and isolating. Now I have to branch out and try new things, by myself. This will in turn help me adjust to my new life. It will also teach me how to deal with change.
Tonight was one of those nights.
I tried aerial yoga. I went alone. And I was incredibly nervous. But when I got there, the staff was incredibly friendly and the instructor even worked with me before the class started. Now in my head I had this image that I was going to jump into that hammock and look like a member of Cirque du Soleil. This was not the case. It was a lot of fun and hard work. It was a great upper body and core workout. The class was very small, and we all were able to laugh at ourselves. It was amazing.
This may not seem like a big deal to many. And it really isn’t. It is a start to a new way of life. A new way of thinking. I am blessed that I was able to enjoy such a fun experience.
I’m not sure if people explain to people early in recovery exactly how much extra time and energy you will have. Now during the day this is great. I have my lil boy to chase after and meetings to go to. At night, this is a different story. This was my drinking time. With that gone, what can I do? Now I could stare at the tv for countless hours. I do get some reading in, but my eyes tend to hurt by the end of the day.
I am a little out of control right now. But things could be much worse!
I started drawing again…
I started redecorating…
I have been doing a lot more yoga.
I have found some things to keep this mind occupied. What do you do?
Part of my happiness project is to try to be creative. So while I have pinned the living crap out of pinterest, I am actually attempting the ideas for projects I am finding. I thought I should include pictures of what I am creating. Please do not judge. I am no artist!