This was my inner monologue the last half-hour:
“Man I really need to get today’s blog post published so I can go grill some Polish sausages, on the grill station located a few dozen feet from the in-ground apartment courtyard pool I spent two and a half hours lounging at earlier this afternoon. After I eat, I need to organize my camping gear for the music & arts festival I’m meeting some of my closest friends at in a couple weeks. I could also just sit here a little longer and stream new music from the internet.”
My life is NOT difficult. I may feel constantly ‘busy,’ but if I just take the ever-necessary Objective Step Back, 99% of my schedule is poised for enjoyment and positive activities, interactions, and events.
Honestly, even just sitting around doing nothing. NOTHING. Why is that so special to me?
Because I can do it without having to reach for a drink. Yes: doing nothing sober is 100% of the time better than having to binge drink in order to do anything.