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11:46 am: 30 Days of Truth: Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without
... because you’ve tried living without it (prompt didn't fit on the LJ subject line)

Everything I've ever tried living without I survived (duh). This prompt wasn't phrased too well, was it?

I must admit, I've never gone cold turkey on anything. I didn't even cut back on chocolate when I had gestational diabetes - I think I actually had more. I counted those carbs very, very carefully and allowed for daily chocolate. (And in truth, I believe I could live without chocolate; I just don't want to.) I didn't drink any alcohol and very little diet soda when I was pregnant, but I never did drink much alcohol anyway so I barely missed it. I missed my Fresca but I did have an occasional sip and I did survive it.


OK, books. I'm not sure I could live without books. I think I'd go stark raving bat-shiitake bonkers. I packed away most of my books for moving quite early, because they're easy to pack and I wanted to do it well and because I was unduly optimistic about how fast our house would sell. I still had books, I just didn't have all my books. I hated that.


Also music. I can't imagine my life without music. Even after I packed the CDs, I still had radio. The only times I've not had music were when I had an ear infection or a migraine.

But y'know, much as I love books and music and much as my life would be smaller without them, I could live without them.

I can think of things I don't think I could live without (humming and sticking my fingers in my ears so I don't have to think about any details dum de da denial denial denial), but I've never tried and I never plan to try.

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I don't know if the struggles I've had with these prompts mean I should've written them myself or I'm being forced to think about things in new ways. Probably both.

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