Recovery Mode

17 Dec

I knew exactly what he meant … it clicked without having to wait that moment that thoughts need to take in order to register.

It was instant.

I had it.

“We recover the person we were intended to be … ” Russel Brand.

Nuggets of enlightenment just headed my way through the airwaves of a random podcast and knowledge being dropped by an unexpected dude. I’m not a huge fan but I thought Forgetting Sarah Marshall was pretty funny. Other than that I didn’t really  know much. I don’t pay much attention to celebrity gossip. That kind of useless stuff irritates me. So when I heard this life quote I stopped and had to listen to the rest. This was going to be about substance, not fluff.

The topic was addiction but the information was about life.

I was glad to have found it.

I needed that little push.

You see, these multiple sabbaticals during the last couple of months bring about different perspectives on creativity. I mean after a crazy number of rejections in such a short amount of time a moment of unintended pause takes place. Weariness begins to sit heavy on my mind when thinking about pushing forward on this yellow-brick road and wondering about the journey.

But when I wake up in the morning I think … I have another day, another chance. I just have to find strength to push passed the tiredness. Everyone stumbles, Just have to hit that reset button and remember that I woke up with purpose, and not on accident as Mr. Thomas once said. And then I wake up knowing I’ll recover. I’ll recover.

And so remembering that conversation with Brand and his story about the seed stuck with me the entire day. You see, the seed has an intention and destiny to grow into a tree but it may be impeded by constraints or bad circumstances, whatever they may be, preventing it from becoming what it was intended to be … but that doesn’t have to happen to you.

That reminder came at a most needed time.

And so I held onto it and thought I’d spread the information just in case there was someone else out there stuck in a moment they couldn’t get out of … just stuck.

There’s a way to recover.

There’s a way to return to the person we intended to be … one step at a time.




Buen Camino my friends!




5 Responses to “Recovery Mode”

  1. Susan Swiderski December 18, 2018 at 8:01 AM #

    May all of your wonderful seeds sprout and grow beyond your expectations. A new year’s around the corner… a great time for new beginnings.

    • The Guat January 3, 2019 at 1:36 AM #

      Thanks so much Susan. I appreciate the uplifting comments and positive vibes you send my way. Sometimes being in recovery mode takes the air out of your balloon, but new beginnings and a new year help fill me up with hope. Thanks! And here’s hoping that 2019 brings is filled with blessings for you. Buen Camino.

  2. Sorryless December 30, 2018 at 10:01 AM #

    What a special piece of writing!

    There is a redemptive quality to paying yourself forward, and good for you on seeing it. This is what makes success happen, and here’s knowing 2019 will be that year for you.


    • The Guat January 3, 2019 at 1:31 AM #

      Thanks so much. It’s humbling when you’re in recovery mode, but amazing messages highlighting redemption are really encouraging. I appreciate the kind words. Hoping 2019 brings you plenty of laughter, love, sunshine, happiness, and good health.

      • Sorryless January 3, 2019 at 3:16 AM #

        All the best to you as well Cali! 🙂

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