It’s been harder than I thought to kick start my year of clear and sober mind. Originally I planned to start in January of 2013, but that turned into starting on my birthday in June. So this year in my life is the year I go without alcohol, processed sugar and caffeine. I realized that I haven’t been spending as much time as I should in prayer since I’ve started this and it’s been difficult for me. So I’m going to do the Daniel Fast for 21 days this month. It is totally in life with the things that I have given up, but I will read the book of Daniel while doing this. It used to be easy for me to fast, but I find it to be a real challenge at this time in my life. I’m excited to do it though because great things always happen when I intentionally focus on my relationship with God. My poor eating habits have always seemed to get in the way.