email from Katana (day 11): “I listened to all the podcasts I have on repeat today. I’m not even sure I was listening to what you were saying. I just associate your voice with the fact I want to be sober and go from there.
I managed to clean out my entire desk today. I’ve decided I don’t need one. All it does is collect shit and then it pisses me off that it is always dirty. I’m trying to stay away from things that piss me off. To bad the toddlers don’t get that.
Anyway I’m sober. Because of naps, chocolate, and repeating podcasts. Thanks Belle.”
email from Smile 9 (day 89): “I listened to your interview with the yoga chap – I have to say I was quite surprised at the interview and it’s left me thinking about the ‘feeling’ it left me with – thought I would share some of it. I felt he didn’t listen to you and had his own agenda. He sounded commercial and ‘slick’ – made me realise why your message and style for me is so successful, because you are exactly not like that – he was annoying and lightweight and didn’t sound genuinely interested in you or your message – it left me feeling quite empty – and appreciate you more! Of course it could have been a different live experience for you and I may be mistaken but it was quite a strange listen. I was on a train and I was thinking life is the train and not the station. The bottom line for me with this sober lark is making a commitment – any sort of commitment – but a big commitment – ties in with accountability – not just with the sober journey but life and making changes…”