Feb. 24th, 2009


Feb. 24th, 2009 07:35 am
kjpepper: (got PMS?)
Dear Uterus,

I mean seriously, cut it out. It isn't funny anymore.

No love whatsoever,

kjpepper: (kind hearted woman)
It's that time again apparently.

I am not Catholic, not even in the recovering sense. The closest I've ever gotten to being so is going to St. Patrick's in NY around Christmas to light candles for people. But I've always been fascinated by Lent. Really I've also been fascinated by Ramadan and Passover as well, as all three holidays seem to work on the same principle of ritual fasting from something, usually food, but really any sort of usual indulgence will do. And I've always admired people who manage to tough it out without $x for the month, 40ish days, 2 weeks whatever. My willpower is not that strong.

I've been amused by what people giving up for Lent this year. Sex. Facebook. Livejournal. The Internet. 4chan.Caffeine. Sugar. Exercise (this from a dedicated nigh unto rabid gymbunny). TV. Shopping. I'll be interested to know how people do with that. I've also heard of people who are not exactly Christian taking a different spin on it and adding something to their lives instead of giving something up, usually in the vein of healthier choices (exercise, vegetables) or just dedicating the time to projects or aspects of their lives that have been previously neglected - hanging out with friends more, working on that creative pursuit every day of the 45, seeing one new movie per day, reading like a fiend). Some people are doing a combination of both.

I'm always tempted to do something for it, personally, but I never really know what to do, and I don't have much faith in my ability to sustain something consistently for over a month, be it giving something up or adding something in. Hell, these days I can barely manage a week. It's why I don't do New Years resolutions either. But I suppose you'll never know what you can do unless you try, right?
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