How I Started Cleansing By Jumping In
I've never been a subtle person. I can't take baby steps and I'm unsure of how someone can keep secrets for long periods of time. I like to speak openly and freely, always aware of what's around me and what's next. I also like to jump into anything and everything head first, plummeting toward sure death only to be stopped by a net that appeared from nowhere.
It's not glamorous, or calculated, or logical, or right for everyone. But it's who I am.
And I can't tell you when I started to just do vs. just think then do. I think I've just always been very self-assured. I've always felt very connected to my subconscious and to my gut. If my instincts didn't like someone or something or a certain situation, I was out. And with little remorse, too. However, when I'm in-- I'm in. I'm invested, I'm intrigued, I'm gearing up for whatever comes my way.
This happens in every area of my life. In school I found the hardest assignment and decided that was what I'd dedicate my time to. In college, I chose the school that I immediately liked and didn't look back. In relationships, both romantic and platonic, if I liked you and liked how I felt around you, I would make our relationship a priority. In my career, my work became my source of fulfillment and joy, as well as anger and frustration.
What I mean to say is, everything I feel, I feel completely. I am consumed.
I've known for awhile that it makes sense to cleanse. Eat good food, drink plenty of water, use organic products, clean your home, don't carry around clutter, be on time and reliable. I watch documentaries and movies and shows and listen to podcasts all about decluttering your life, holding on to what you need vs. what you want.
So this is my "fresh" start, though I didn't have any sort of life revelation like the people in the podcasts do. No, instead I got to hit pause, as few of us are able to do, and do a little reflecting while on my downtime. So cheers to this fresh start, and to you for tackling this with me.