~~Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.~~ waywire.com
I want to apologize for not checking in lately. There are so many people here I am in awe of and I love checking on their progress as they move forward in their quits. Quite an amazing group of quitters!! Stan, Ralph, Ann, Christine...the list goes on and on.
After Hurricane Michael hit, I just wanted my family safe. And, thank God, they are. But my son and his family can't go home, although they've travelled back to meet with insurance adjusters, contractors, etc....They've been staying with me, of course, but even that may end as my son's boss wants him to return to work. Without power, without a working cell phone (Verizon's towers still don't work) and without gas to get around. They would need to find a hotel as well...it's just a bit of a mess yet as to what they can and will be able to do.
Here in DeFuniak Springs, things have also changed as this is a stopping off point for first responders, contractors, and others who need to get to the affected areas. We have long gas lines when we have gas, we have no food in our stores, and the laundry mats stay busy. Traffic is sometimes a nightmare and families who come here no longer have homes to go back to.
So my time and attention are on those people right now. I can't help but I can listen, I can refer, and I can support. I still have my two jobs as well and religious education to teach now two days a week (first communion classes are starting!). But please, please know that each quitter is in my heart and in my prayers!! I know you have it in you to quit and I know the courage you never dreamed you had is waiting for permission to come forth.
I don't know how long it will take for things to get back to 'normal'. And I'm ok with the abnormal because my family is safe. Know that I believe in you and I will be checking in so if you need me, just shoot me a message and I will respond. Promise
Use the elders here as well!! They WANT you to succeed, they know all the ins and outs of quits, and they can provide remarkable support and wisdom
Much, much love to all,