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19 Months and A New Life
I finished my journal last night. It is the journal I have been working from since February of 2017. In these 19 months, I have created a new life.
The very first entry was affirmations that I created after reading The Miraculous Morning by Hal Elrod. This post is not about that book, but it is a great read, and it inspired me to accomplish a number of things that I have in the past year and a half.
Here are the affirmations that I wrote on Feb 6, 2017:
I want to live a lifestyle that allows me the opportunity to secure wealth and stability.
I want to own land and property for both investment and wealth-building.
I want to be healthy and slim to maximize my quality of life.
I want to grow in my study of philosophy, the occult, and esoteric knowledge.
I want to deepen my love and appreciation for my partner to bring us closer together and walking a shared path for as long as we both choose to do so.
I want to write a book and become an author.
If you have been following my blog, then you know that I have written 5 books since June of 2017. I have also lost about 80 lbs following the Keto Diet. I read everything I can since it is enriching my mind. This includes learning German. I have been studying it for about 3 months now, and I will soon be refreshing my French, then tackling Spanish and perhaps Italian. I may even consider learning Russian at some point.
I have come so far in the past 19 months, and my life looks absolutely nothing like it did back then. Hell, I don’t look like I did back then! I still remember writing this entry. I was laying in the bed that I shared with my ex. We were living in Key Largo, FL. I had closed my business in Fort Myers and left my life there, that I missed terribly. I was bored and restless, fighting with my partner constantly, miserably overweight, and drinking more nights that I wasn’t. I needed a radical shake-up or I was going to drown!
It was in late June and early July that my tumultuous 6-year relationship with lover finally came to an end. He was actively pushing me out the door, even while he was begging me to stay. I had finally had enough and decided to return home to Charleston, SC to lick my wounds and reset my life.
Making the move to Charleston was one of the hardest choices I have ever made. I had said goodbye to this place almost a decade ago and had no interest in returning. It has been painful but also nourishing to my soul. Since moving here, I have continued to lose weight, stabilized my financial house, downsized to the point of living out of a suitcase, and met a man who inspires and excites my imagination. We are going on just over a year together, and I respect him in a way that I have respected no other man before him.
In two days, my life will radically transform again. I board a plane to the Virgin Islands, where I will be working for the next month. Whether I return here to Charleston, stay there, or go to Maine where I will be welcoming my first grandchild in January is unknown at this point. I have learned to just allow the journey to unfold before my feet.
It is never too late to make sudden, drastic changes in your life. My issue with Charleston has always been that people seem to accept the status quo and be highly suspicious and afraid of change. I must thank my Southern upbringing for releasing me from care for the opinions of others. I had fought for so long before I realized that I didn’t even have to play the game.
You truly can do anything that you want in life if you are willing to pay the price.