My question is: Do you wish more people shared their concern with you about your drinking? I have worried about an extended family member's drinking for many years. This family member is functional but drinks far more than is healthy. This person is also very defensive (in general), and I do not think they would be open to hearing concern from me or anyone else.
I get really anxious when I think I've missed my boat. Particularly creatively, with writing, with writing a book, with the things I want to do with my life that don’t look at all like my current occupation. I get anxious that the time - my time - has passed. I think about the abundance of creativity that's passed through me that I didn't pay attention to because I was doing other things – some important, some dreadfully wasteful. I get all twisted up in knots and paralyzed when I think about this. Then I remember this, from Momastery. It's one of the most important messages there is, I think.
For anyone who takes care of others.
For anyone who’s wasted years only thinking of themselves.
For anyone who has a dream lingering in their belly.
For anyone who has that aching knock of a muse inside them begging to be ushered through.
For anyone who worries their time has passed.
“There is always more on its way – more opportunities, more ideas, more love. Think abundance- always think abundance. Belief in abundance is the source of all generosity and peace. Know that there is enough. Know that you are enough. Know that you have enough. Enough time, enough talent, enough love.
You can’t miss your boat. It’s yours. It stays docked till you’re ready. The only boat you can miss is someone else’s. Let them have theirs while you wait for the boat God made for you. God’s never early and never late. And know that love and life are patient. And that God is forever tries.”