This was originally sent out as a micro-email.
On Wednesday I sent out an email about the new book writing project I am working on, and I had the highest number of unsubscribes ever.
Like, i’ve never irritated more people at one time than I did that one day 🙂 It’s my new personal best!
at first i was disappointed. you know, typical boozer thinking (what’s the point, this isn’t going to work, you’re bored with me, fuck I’m bored with me, why am i so tired, my shoulder still hurts, is that hail outside my window?)
so today I thought i’d write a post about disappointment. started to look for the right photo. found this:
and then i thought, well I don’t want to stay too long in disappointment, about the weather, about my shoulder, about not enough sleep, about unsubscribes.
Then i saw this:
and i thought no no no, that’s not what i believe at all. Expect nothing? no no no. I’ve got to dream and hope. This being sober thing is work, sure, but it’s worthwhile work. Expect nothing? no no no.
And finally, there was this image on the same ‘disappointment image’ search page:
and i thought yes, yes, yes, that’s it. it’s a choice. How i respond is a choice. There’s continuing on this ‘road’ or doing something else. I pick something else.
So while wednesday may have been a personal best for unsubscribes, today is a new personal best, too. Friday was day 1000 for me. Today is day 1001. I have a new ‘slow’ juicer to celebrate my mornings. let there be carrot/orange/ginger juice with turmeric 🙂
Note: the comments that i received by email on this post were pretty wide-ranging, and great, so i’ve reposted this micro-email here so that i can now share the comments with you – and so that you can add your own below.