Life throws many problems at you. Nobody is immune, and although I do subscribe to the theory of the Law of Attraction - basically you put out what you get back, even the most sunniest, optimistic person cannot fully avoid life's misfortunes, tragedy, problems and stresses.
The problems and heartaches are what make you grow, I believe - in other words, what doesn't kill you will make you stronger.
Unless you are burying your head in the sand - or in my case, wallowing in a sea of wine.
It's so much easier to pour a large glass of wine and let the numbing effects dull your brain and emotions, rather than face a family illness or crisis - it's so much easier to finish the bottle rather than finish that really important paperwork for the bank.....
The Big Hairy Assed problem that I had been conveniently drowning out with wine was.....DEBT.
We are both self employed, Mr. WB and me, so basically, how much we work = how much money we have. Mr. WB has not been employed by another person or company for the last 40 years. I have not been employed by another entity since I moved to the Island.
So we are both basically unemployable.
Our Debt has been increasing. We have been late with a few mortgage payments, a few bills. Before I embraced the sober life - I actually misplaced important bills that came back to bite us in the ass.
Sobriety gives us the gift of freedom - freedom from the clutches and tyranny of alcohol. But with freedom comes responsibility....
So I've started tackling our Debt. Starting with ACKNOWLEDGING our debt - getting an actual number.
It was stressful, but I kept telling myself that it was just a NUMBER, and only when I knew this number would I be able to tackle it.
The next task is to devise a plan to reduce the number!
That's today's task. But already I feel better. Already I feel a bit more responsible.
There are, and will be many Big Hairy Assed Problems. Life isn't as smooth sailing as, well, as smooth as a baby's bottom......but now I've thrown off the shackles of wine, I do feel able to stare them right in the......Ass.