“You never feel better than when you start feeling good after you’ve been feeling bad.”
That’s a quote by William Heatmoon from his book Blue Highways (one of the best reads ever). I have never forgotten it because it’s a feeling I am all too familiar with.
This week has been really good. Not because of any particular event or thing, but because I’ve been acting like the person I want to be, the person I like to tell myself I am. Nothing feels worse than acting in a way that doesn’t align with your values. And that’s what I’d been doing- succumbing to sworn off habits and being someone I didn’t like. But this week was different. I’m on the up-and-up. That initial high that Heatmoon speaks of has kicked in, and I’m not about to sober up now.