do you give up something for lent?
raised roman catholic, it was always a thing for us.
the truth is, i like the idea of fasting and removing something from your life that has become an addiction or crutch. but for me it’s not “i’m going to give up pop.” 1. because i don’t really drink pop, and 2. it seems a bit…easy? plus, physical, because most people give up things associated with bad like junk food, etc. in order to look better…i’m over this.
maybe i should give up judging?
the last few years i’ve decided to challenge myself by giving up something about my actions/beliefs/etc. one of the most popular ones was in 2012 when i gave up “no”. i gave up “maybe next time” and “thanks, but no thanks”, and sister’s favourite “i’ll pass”. saying no was a very comfortable and limiting place.
i pushed aside the pancakes on tuesday without an idea of what this year’s fast would be focused on. wednesday almost came and went without a decision. that is until a conversation with sister fuelled my fire – like they always do, that girl gives me the best ideas.
i was leaving my counselling session where i dove into my first hypnosis session. “nice night of stepping outside your comfort zone,” she says.
boom! hit me like a ton of bricks. that’s exactly what i need to do.
bye bye comfort zone, not going to see you for 40 days.
then i text Jess, “fuck it! let’s dance.”
because my comfort zone wasn’t okay with me making a fool of myself at a new dance studio. too bad!
one day down: west african dance class.
do you give something up for lent?