Go. Follow her. Right now. Especially if you are in recovery. Of ANY kind. Go. Stop reading my post and go. #Repost @holly with @get_repost ・・・ Hiii happy Sunday and behold the Hourglass of Change (!!!). Concept credit, Kim Kokoska. Also: this is not specific to quitting chemicals. This is: everything. xo 1. Start: You are thrilled and scared and excited and terrified and hell bent and want to run and disappear and hopeful and hateful at the same time but you fucking start. Shit in your life looks the same for a minute. 2. Begin to lose things: friends, comfort, coping mechanisms, social life, identity, stability. 3. Keep losing things: Start to think “wtf am I doing it wasn’t that bad/life was better before/ Fading Affect Bias sets jn where we think nostalgically and remember only the good about the thing we left behind. 4. Middle: lost everything; open space; goal far off; “between no longer and not yet;” cannot see shore, or goal, or reason to keep going if all you have is this to show for it. Worst place but also the best place because this is where it starts to get good and where we find what we’re made of. 5. Start gaining: new world rises up; signs of life in new world; still want to quit because still can’t see goal or think you’ll ever get there. 6. Shit really falls apart: right before it comes together it breaks down and everything seems lost. 7. Goal: or new world or whatever; thing happens, feels like miracle, becomes new normal; start terrible horrible awful life-giving life-making cycle over when get bored/encounter next goal.