“Don’t take yourself too seriously. Know when to laugh at yourself, and find a way to laugh at the obstacles that inevitably present themselves.”
– Halle Berry
Go out on a bender. Check.
One of the
sage pieces of advice someone gave me recently was to go out on a bender to help me unwind and feel better. Uh, as nice as it was, I don’t think this temporary gratification will fix all my problems but I have to say, it sure was fun.
Now that I’ve looked up the definition, I don’t think you can call one night of drinking 2.5 cans of Stella, rapping along to Drake songs and dancing as if you’re invisible a bender.
Or, can you?
Especially since you probably can’t call what I was doing rapping – Lil Wayne and Drake’s ears will probably bleed if they hear my version of The Motto. I should also point out that my singing will likely make you wish you had a pair of ear plugs handy. Ah, it’s quite unfortunate when you finally realize that not only are you NOT invisible but everyone else will most likely remember this tomorrow.
If I was completely sober, under no circumstances would I exhibit my rapping or singing skills to anyone…EVER! But as my friend asked me, why not? Well, um, I don’t know… to avoid sheer humiliation maybe?!
Well, let’s take a step back for a moment. Why am I so concerned what my friends, who I trust and who know me better than most people, will think if I want to sing off key, rap and dance to my heart’s content? I shouldn’t be.
It’s this kind of thinking that is limiting me from being my true self and it’s these barriers I hope to break in the next 167 days. If I can’t even let loose and laugh at myself when I’m around my friends then when can I? Why not just dance, sing and live as if no one else is watching? At the very least, life will be a whole lot more fun.