Weekly Prompt: It's Up To You.
Support is helpful but in the end it's up to you.
Each week I narrow my focus on an area of life that has come to the forefront of my attention during the previous week. Sometimes these topics come to me through experiences of my own and often times, they come to me through exchanges I have with others. Either way, I enjoy the process of paying close attention to one specific area of my life and find it has a tendency to build week by week into a nice personal evolution. I learn something about myself I didn’t recognize before, and I help my readers and listeners learn something about themselves too.
I refer to these as my Weekly Prompts, and I have been sending them out to my Locals community for a little over a year. Most weeks I follow them up with a Live Stream on Fridays to engage with everyone and discuss what we’ve learned. As I move more and more of my content to Substack, I will share these Weekly Prompts with my paid subscribers here and eventually suspend the Locals community altogether. My readers have expressed that it is somewhat difficult to know where to find all my content when I’m using both platforms and in the end, Substack wins the day as the best platform to host my content.
This week’s focus was prompted by someone on social media who sent me a message regarding their struggle with alcohol. Her honest and heartfelt message was a familiar one, as you’d never guess how many people reach out to me to explain their unhealthy relationship with alcohol. I am honored to receive these messages and always take time to reply to each and every one. While I refrain from giving advice, I do share pieces of my journey in hopes they can find similarity and comfort in knowing they aren’t alone. Selfishly I guess, I find comfort in knowing I’m not alone either and always learn something valuable in these exchanges. This one hit me particularly hard.
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