Most years, coming up with something for Lent is easy. This year… I don’t know…
I always need to make this clear; I’m not Catholic. I do not claim to be a member of the Catholic Church, and I think I’ve been to maybe one Catholic service in my life. I would never be so bold as to suggest that my faith matches those of that esteemed and storied religion… but I do like Lent. I always have. I think it’s a nice practice of self-denial and willpower that should be envied. It’s a great practice in dedication, so I participate every year.
But this year… I really am not feeling it. I’ll spend the rest of today trying to figure out something, but I don’t have much zest for life these days, and trying to challenge myself just sounds like something I’ll be setting myself up for failure. I’ve gone pretty hardcore in the past, giving up sugar, or meat, or even *ahem* alone time. Those were all massive tests of my ability, and I can recall only barely making it through those. I’ve also given up easy things: chocolate, sugary sodas, naps, etc. Those were fine, but they didn’t result in the same satisfaction.
So with that… I wonder if I’ll do it. See what side of the bed I wake up on tomorrow?
~Jake from 98.7 The Bull