Just wanted to drop in and share a bit about what’s going on with Jake and I. This year we've decided not to drink alcohol for the entirety of 2019. We're calling it Clean '19. As some of you may know Roots of the Sun has been growing and changing and so have we. I consider us to be curious humans, so we have decided to see what being completely void of alcohol for a whole year will feel like. For the record, we don’t think there is anything wrong with drinking, we have just become sober curious, if you will. We also love working with plants in so many ways and feel like this will give us more room to learn of the many plant allies that speak to our bodies in similar ways that alcohol does, as well as explore new ways plants can open our consciousness through alchemy, and energetic elixirs and infusions.
That being said, I realize our culture is centered around drinking and since we haven’t been drinking alcohol for the past 4 months I suddenly feel empathy for alcoholics in a way I had little patience for before. We are realizing everything we do somehow has alcohol infused into the activity.
After 8 months of work/play nonstop on our shop baby we took a little break to camp and kayak on the river. For the first time in 4 months we felt “challenged” by our “sobriety.” I am a native Floridian and have spent a large part of my life outdoors, on the amazing rivers and beaches and no doubt love having a cold alcoholic beverage to support the comradery that goes along with the beautiful outdoors. As I worked through what that meant for me I realized something needs to change! The oral and social part of connecting over alcohol is not the problem, it’s the hangover and the taxing effect it has on our bodies. I am up for the challenge of changing my rituals and as a Sagittarius with a Aquarius moon, I deeply care about people and the collective. As I create new social rituals and connection I am really excited to share them with you all. This wasn’t necessarily planned, in terms of our Clean '19, but as it turns out we have a beautiful new space to host more conscious, co-creative, and swanky events, all infused with plant energetics.
I love and appreciate you all for supporting us through our changes! If you are sober curious like us and are choosing to try something new that feels great and supports your body, come hang and have an elixir with us!