Keeping it Clean with Eddie Mitsou

Keeping it Clean with Eddie Mitsou

Maybe you’ve been considering it… Sobriety may not be for everyone, but it might be right for you?

Let me be the first to say… I love partying! Dancing, hanging out with friends, flirting, coming home at 3am exhausted with my lipstick half gone, LOLing at my Instagram story while peeing and brushing my teeth.

What may separate me from man others is what happens next — I wake up with my makeup perfectly removed, IG stories still intact, with no fear of finding that dreaded embarrassing video. I make myself a green smoothie and I’m on my way to a Pilates class before 9.30 am.

So, why is that?

Because I don’t drink.

The thought of it might scare you.

But…maybe this is something you’ve been considering yourself. Sober partying may not be for everyone – but it might be right for you?

I have many girlfriends who have gone out with me and follow suit – and most of them really like it, usually quite surprised at how easy it can be. AND! how much fun they can actually have without booze flowing through their bodies. Some, as a result, have decided to quit drinking – or at least consume very little – while some continue to go out and get wasted.

And I don’t blame them for that. Everything is a choice — you do what feels best or right in that moment.  However, there is also a fear of simply breaking the norm. You simply stick to what you know and how you’ve been raised to live, courtesy of family, culture (television, movies, magazines) and society.

Several years ago, the idea of sobriety seemed impossible. I struggled with it during my last semester in school. I had just started dating someone in the deep house underground party scene. The only thing my heart wanted was to be tequila-tipsy, kissing him in the darkness of a grungy garage, every night of the week.

But, I had to focus — good grades on my final exams and beyond. There was also the potential to do modeling in Milan,  and my agency asked me to be in perfect shape, which demanded both more hours at the gym and a healthy diet. Despite my new love, my mission had always been to move abroad as soon as I graduated.

But I couldn’t. I really couldn’t give up being boozy. It was so important to me. Drinking was the only way of partying in Stockholm, so maybe that rubbed off on me?  My point is that there wasn’t a time when I could picture a life without alcohol. I was young, but my mom nervously made jokes about me becoming an alcoholic. I had a great opportunity right in front of me, but I wasn’t ready to make the sacrifices to achieve it.

I’m a very strong believer in refraining from judgment or telling people how to live their lives. I would never tell anyone that it’s bad to drink, or that they shouldn’t. No, no, that’s not my vibe. It’s an individual — and personal — choice, and whatever you choose is hopefully right for you. What I do is right for me.

So all I intend by this post is to inspire you. To maybe introduce you to a new or scary path and know there are different ways to go. Follow your own gut, and try to push away the fear of being different.

I didn’t make it to Milan that summer, after all. It took me over eight months to finally leave Stockholm. I wasn’t ready to stop drinking and didn’t fight for my dreams. I ended up in Istanbul, but even there I realized that other paths existed…

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Book Club Miracle Bravery, by Gilbert

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This week we’re discussing component among Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller, Large Miracle: Bravery

What’re you scared of?

Me? Well, lots of issues. Big, plantation-home arachnids (why are farm lions therefore significantly larger?), airplanes…lack of imagination…malfunction…frustration. Such as the listing of factors counted on the websites of the month’s book team pick, my cataloged worries might proceed on and on, and that I’m speculating your personal, equally logical and unreasonable, gentle and large, may also wend and breeze for a relatively good time. the very first portion of Elizabeth Gilbert’s newest guide, Large Miracle, goes into concern, the reason why for this, how it retains us back, and just why some fear will work for us.

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I ll acknowledge, this book’s very first section left me feeling suspicious. I’m a large lover of Gilbert’s composing but, particularly after studying the more hypnotic and peaceful M-Train, Large Miracle abruptly experienced…also fast. ‘ Courage read a little checklist-like, a fast explanation of what existence is like for people who find imagination and all creatives and just how we can be held by concern back. It wasn’ till I created my method more in to the guide that I started initially to comprehend Gilbert&rsquo t;s for lounging issues out the way in which she’s reasons. ‘ rsquo & Courage; is just a of the & mdash nbsp; ridiculous obstacles and objectives we enforce on ourselves, a primer. Out-of seeking a task due to a perception that it could not result in something just how many occasions perhaps you have spoke oneself? Just how many occasions have we didn’t actually start a quest due to the fact we were of what may occur scared? Thought that rsquo an attention wasn&; worth discovering due to the fact we believed we weren&rsquo t;t proficient at anything?

On the daily schedule, I experienced this sort of innovative concern like a former consultant to get a fine-arts university. As the pupils themselves had the bravery to assume themselves placing their love for artwork to rehearse for that relaxation of the lifestyles, parents and academics of those gifted pupils who have been fast to indicate that “oh, I – can’t attract a straight-line” or “I’m not innovative like my kid“. As this book’s subject truly isn’t restricted to artwork, this instance is one I nevertheless encounter after having quit the fine arts-admissions sport. So long as we inform ourselves to reside in concern, so long as we persuade rsquo & ourselves we;re not gifted in another or one single way, we never will soon be. For this reason I liked rsquo & Gilbert;s instance of her buddy who chose to get ice-skating after decades of low-exercise. She used, but she attempted, although this lady wasn t seeking popularity, she joined into this routine understanding she’d never be an Olympian. She pressed through her concern, recognizing that it simply did the darn thing, and might nevertheless remain. She discovered the point that created her experience not dead.

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Why is you experience living?

It may be artwork.

It may be iceskating.

It may be base-jumping.

So long as you reside underneath the anxiety about disappointment or frustration or every other factor that retains you in “the world of innovative phrase”, you might never find the factor that provides you lifestyle.

Dialogue queries:

& ndash has worry impacted your existence that is innovative?

– you transformed a When was the final period? That which was the end result?

– enthusiasm or will there be a pursuit that you used-to adore — mdash & like ice-skating; rsquo & that you simply; ve?

& ndash your notice to concern seem like?

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+ follow-along around once we examine a brand new section of Large Miracle every week!

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