It's amazing how many of my friends and family don't have faith in me. Unfrackingbelievable! One of my family members actually said that cursing is my “natural language”. Made me sound like a darned cave man!
Yes, it's been hard...I'm actually thinking about cursing a lot more since giving it up. (You can read about me giving up cursing here.) Like, in my head, I have a lot of bad language going on. A LOT. It's like if someone tells you to not think about something...first thing you do is think about it. That's what the past two days have been like.
Many people actually told me to choose something else to give up. Whaatt??? Since when do we just give up on something because it's difficult? Come on people! Yes, it's been hard and I'm struggling, but have a little faith in me. I can do this. I've been through worse.
And if I slip up...well, it's the thought that counts, right? I'm trying my best! In soliciting for suggestions on appropriate punishments for slipping up, one friend suggested $1 per offense. This is reasonable, although I may have to hit the bank for some singles. Of course, my son thinks the amount should be $5 per offense, but I just don't think that's very reasonable. I slipped up twice on day one. If I continue at that rate, I'd owe $450! I'm just not made of that kind of money.
Anyone else find that their stubborn streak actually works as an advantage for them? Without my stubbornness, there's no way I could get through the next few weeks!
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