Money Drunk Money Sober: the Time Grid

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.

The time grid is an exercise where you look at your schedule as a means of getting what you need accomplished in a day. For now, I’m going to forego doing it on the blog. There are things I want to work out – for those that recall the life pie exercises, the pie has gotten a bit jagged, with too little on the spiritual, too much on the work, and in general I’m just not feeling that satisfied in this moment. I will sit down with it in the next week. But not today – I have to do things not in my schedule.