Money Drunk Money Sober: Visualizing myself with everything I need

For this time period, I am working through Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan’s book Money Drunk, Money Sober before I work through the Prosperous Heart. The following blog entries are in response to prompts and experiences from the book. I see this as an extension of my Artist’s Way work. Some of my entries are jarring and highly personal – any program of sobriety and self-improvement demands admitting dysfunction both personally and in family, and it also calls to admit some painful truths. While not everything I work on appears here, a number of realities do. I have a genuine body of work thanks to my work on the Artist’s Way program, and I can’t ignore the changes the continual commitment has brought about. Because of that, I also can’t ignore what going further into the harder aspects of the program – like facing money issues – has the potential to improve.


Me, with everything I need looks like:

  • Having adequate medical care
  • Having consistent, reliable transportation
  • Being able to replace shoes immediately when they wear out (check)
  • Having food, clothing, shelter (check)
  • Having enough money to rent an apartment, leave town, or go on the lam should occasion require it
  • Having the freedom to travel when and where I wish – to always have an up to date passport
  • Having a network of supportive friends available a little bit of everywhere (partial check)
  • Having what I need to look presentable in situations where appearance matters