To tell you the truth, I had absolutely no idea that today was the first day of Lent (aka Ash Wednesday) until I heard it mentioned on the radio around 8:15 am CT. So since then, I’ve been thinking about what I could give up for Lent. Hmmmmm…
Nah? That’s something I really don’t have to “give up” since they aren’t too prevalent in my life anyways.
Diet Coke? Yes!! I need to give up that since I shouldn’t be drinking it in the first place. (Note: So, I gave up pop back in high school- for Lent actually- and went about 12 years without drinking it, with the exception being with rum, etc. However, for some reason, Diet Coke found it’s way back into my life a few weeks ago. But now…it’s got to go!)
Okay, but there’s something else I need to give up for Lent. Something more difficult then abandoning pop, perhaps? I think I can think of something.
And I did.
For the next 40 days and 40 nights, I vow to not contact Cleveland. I will not text him. I will not email him. I will not call him, and therefore, I will not leave him a voicemail. Additionally, since we’re living in a Facebook World, I will not write him a message either. Even when I’m drunk and missing him, I will not contact him through any of these formats nor others that were not mentioned. Starting now, for at least the next 40 days and 40 nights, I will stand by my pact and have no contact, whatsoever.
So now it’s official. Now I cannot make any excuses- including when I’m drunk. I have to stick to this Lenten plan. I have to see it through. I have to let him go- once and for all.