The trouble with me is that I get so excited about things that I forget to take care of myself. I am here to report that there were no 401Ks or Retirement Plans for those of us behind the scenes in Rock and Roll. And I, of course, chose one of the most underpaid careers in America - besides teaching.
So what would I really like to imagine happening in my life? Visualize water, sandy beaches, beautiful trees full of colorful birds, a hammock, and the sound of natural silence. That's the visualization that I keep in my busy head.
Don't get me wrong. I love helping addicts and alcoholics find life free of alcohol and drugs! I love the way they smile that first month or so after a little sobriety. But addicts more than any people have no idea how to relax without the help of substances! Talk about Catch 22! So here we are - a bunch of stressed out addicts/alcoholics trying to figure out how to make life easier.
Well, I have the answer! Throw it all away for something you really love and want. Get out of the rat race, spend your time doing what turns you on. Maybe it includes work. Like I love public speaking. I could stand in front of an audience any time of the day for an hour or so. But I don't like waking up before the dogs, slamming down coffee to get my eyes open enough to dress, put on my make-up and head for the office! No. I'm all about having the office come to me.
But not this week, folks. Today I'm going to keep pushing ahead to find the way to throw up my hands in the air and say "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired."
But as they say "One Day At A Time". Anyone else out there ready to