5.5.2023 | How to Stay Calm During a House Fire (Hint: Be on Edibles Already)
We piled back in the car. Everyone was now in slightly better spirits some with Subway sandwiches in hand and trudged our way back to our Airbnb. We had decided to stay in that night, enjoy the fireplace, and maybe ice our knees. So why not relax and sample the edibles I had bought the day before at my first trip to an Adult Use dispensary in Washington. Your girl is a go getter and popped 20 mgs on an empty stomach like a goddamn fool while two of the girls I was with worked hard at trying to get the fireplace going so we could all sit and relax. They followed the instructions that the host had left and even called the host to make sure they opened the flue correctly. We all snuggled up on the couch as they lit her up.
For me at this time, the edibles were taking over and taking control. I can’t even say hitting. I was the edible now; the edible was me. So, you can imagine when the fireplace caught on fire, not in the way you want it to, my reaction was …minimal some may even call it catatonic. The fire alarm screamed at us as the smoke filled the house. Everyone around me was in an instant panic as the flames grew out from their designated area and into our living space. One of my friends ran to the kitchen to fill a pot of water to pour on it while the others tried and failed to suffocate the flames. I however was doing God’s work - some might say (not anyone who I was with) - by staying so calm and casually sauntering into the kitchen to pour myself some cereal to address these hunger pains I was feeling. I say it was a sign of the trust I had in them to extinguish the fire. They may disagree.
I stood out of the way eating my Apple Jacks behind the kitchen counter as they ran around now trying to de-smoke the house because these ladies got the fire out. Great job girls! I continued to enjoy my spoonfuls of deliciousness with dead eyes and no words as they opened the windows, sprayed Chanel perfume, and tried to make anything into a fan to air this place out. Which they did. Again, great job girls! I stood in the kitchen for a couple of hours that night in awe. Not of the fire but of the edibles. They had kept me calm while the place I was in was literally on fire. You might want to say well that was dangerous, but I say, I was not the one lighting the fire and I stand by that. As for why the fire started in the first place - the flue was blocked by some sort of debris. There was no damage to the home and only minimal damages to my friendships. A few of us still plan on going back out there to finish the hike and finally see this lake up close and personal.
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4.17.2023 | Don't Trip Over What's Behind You
Adjusting is the fun part. It’s the part where you get your power back and get to show up and show off. You spent some time examining what’s wrong, working on it, and now it’s time to show what you have learned. And I am going to tell you something about this step that you're not going to like. You may fail at the same thing multiple times. I know its the worst but each time you fail, you gain something. Its not a throw away bet. You can take something from it each time. It's getting comfortable with it where the power lies.
Its not an easy practice to look deeply at your failures but its an important one for being successful. You’ll come out stronger in the end by knowing your weaknesses better than anyone. Own your mistakes. Learn from them. Make them yours.