I don’t know very well Fleetwood Mac, but I keep falling in love with Go your own way every time I listen to this song. Today I read the lyrics for the first time and discovered it is a love song, but to me it remains a kind invite to tracing your own path.
I know that you can’t control everything and that you can’t decide your surroundings or background, but I like to feel responsible of what I am and do, for the good and for the bad. Maybe it was this way of feeling that guided my decision to go alcohol free in 2013. I don’t miss alcohol taste and even less being happily wasted together with my friends, because I didn’t really like it. I never used recreational drugs as well and for the same reasons.
Am I different? I suppose I am. Have I made a brave decision? Not really, I am born this way. The only hard part – if you want to call it hard – it was gaining the understanding of my friends. Since I was perfectly healthy and able to drink without harming myself, I had to be mad to give up on alcohol . But they got used to it. Almost everybody can get used to almost everything if you persist long enough with your quirky trait (and it doesn’t harm anyone).
Why am I telling you about my alcohol free lifestyle? Because most of the times when I see on any media an invite to be yourself or be free, or do it your own way, they are suggesting me to do something very conventional. I’d like to know: do you feel the same?
P.S. I was away from home during the Easter Holidays and I didn’t do my homework: no gratitude list or Spartan-like routine and I missed all that very much. This morning I wrote my gratitude list and tomorrow I will resume my morning rituals. I am also going to try a meditation app, starting tomorrow, and I will post about it here, next week. Stay tuned if you like to know more about it and thank you for your time.