Tag: reflection

  • Rocky starts: (stories for when we get successful)

    Rocky starts: (stories for when we get successful)

    I like feeling safe. For that matter, I hate not knowing the next step. But, in life, there’s always uncertainty. So, I then to tend to hate a lot about life. That, on its own, requires a lot of energy. I guess it is why I tend to find myself always exhausted. I feel burned…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: The Voices

    Sober Alcoholics: The Voices

    I used to enjoy being on my own. Now, the silence is getting too loud. A pin drop terrifies me. There’s a storm coming, but I can’t convince anyone of that fact. I am calm on the surface, but beneath I’m paddling my life away. My knees are getting weaker each day, but I have…

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  • Sober Alcoholics; The Topic

    Sober Alcoholics; The Topic

    It is always difficult to explain. Especially when the heaviness is not reflected by the facial expression. And you always seem content, having all the answers and advice for everyone. For you, it’s always get up and go, “you’re supposed to be stronger than this.” And then, coping mechanisms get extreme, no one asks what’s…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: (Grateful)

    Sober Alcoholics: (Grateful)

    Sometimes, life, comes at you fast. Such that, one may lose perspective. The road to deviation is easy and quick. The road back takes much longer to find. The challenge comes when everything tumbles. The darkness of it is blinding and you can’t see what matters anymore. The blame game gets so high that it…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: I gave up

    Sober Alcoholics: I gave up

    I’ve always thought I was strong, I didn’t realize that things were just going my way. I thought I had it figured out, I didn’t realize I was tapping on already charted waters. Life… yeah It sometimes doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are … yeah You just find yourself hiding, not from anyone…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: Believing Again

    Sober Alcoholics: Believing Again

    I’ve always thought I could take knock downs. I believed it so much until I was knocked down. I’ve seen myself stumble before, this was thee hurdle. My own words didn’t work, I no longer lived in a bubble. Of course I got scared, I knew what was coming. If I fail to get up,…

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  • The Fall Off (stories for when we get successful)

    The Fall Off (stories for when we get successful)

    After a great run, suddenly the handbrake is up. The shake off is disturbing, and it feels like a set up. Finding yourself not in control anymore. After giving everything, you see there’s nothing you can do more. Then you see everything around you moving on without you. Wondering if your time has come and…

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  • Post it Tomorrow; (stories for when we get successful)

    Post it Tomorrow; (stories for when we get successful)

    I understand the urge, I’ve been there. The need to put it out there now. Emotions running high, not much time to process everything. Be it the emotion is excitement or anger, you just want to be the first to hit the button. But, once it out there, it’s out there forever, no turning back.…

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  • Sober Alcoholics: (Flirting with Danger)

    Sober Alcoholics: (Flirting with Danger)

    I’ve always been a creative and was aware of it. Leading me to study how my heroes did it. Learning how they deal with all the pressure that comes with it. If I was ever gonna get there, I wanted to represent the craft well. I’ve always tried to be the good guy. That’s why…

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  • Rewire the brain (stories for when we get successful)

    Rewire the brain (stories for when we get successful)

    Is it possible to rewire your brain? Take it from me, it IS possible.Allow me to take you back to 2011.2011, I was doing grade ten at Holy Cross High School, a brilliant school in the Eastern Cape, Mthatha. At the time I was not learned in neuroscience but I had trained my mind to…

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