Out of Office: Gone Exploring

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Hello from Venice Beach!

I celebrated 8 years of sobriety this week with a little beach trip to California to explore Venice, Santa Monica and Marina Del Ray. I have to be honest with you that I was having a hard time enjoying it at first because I was putting so much pressure on myself to create an epic post this week about it all. I guess that comes with the territory of being a writer who shares so much of their journey with others.

I had to take a step back and remind myself that sobriety, alone, is already epic and something I should be proud of.

On that note, I’ve decided to allow myself to take a small break from writing. When it feels forced, as with anything, it doesn’t feel authentic to me. I also didn’t think it was fair to myself, that I was feeling such pressure during a time where I should only be feeling joy for my accomplishments.

So, I’m taking a breather this week from the blog to reflect and allow myself some space to take it all in. I’ll be back next week, refreshed and ready to share more of my life with all of you.

Lately, every week I’m finding that I’m being super hard on myself to write, create and share inspiring words. I decided to put that away and just love on myself. This is something I’m going to be working on a lot more because I’m realizing that when I’m hard on myself, I take away from the beauty of this space.

I hope you are having a great week and that you, too, will take some time out this weekend to love yourself and honor your hard work and commitment to showing up everyday to do life.

From Cali, with love,
carly benson