Day 4 of our story “The Harder They Fall”
Everything I worked so hard to build up completely collapsed on me at 27. 👎
I had spent the last few years buried in work, building up a real estate career. Despite the incredible income, I had lost sight of everything that really mattered to me.
I let the money, the popularity and the illusion of power go right to my head. In a big and dangerous way.❌
I became obsessed with MORE. Even making $250k didn’t seem ‘enough’ in my materialistic stupor. I bought a BMW and a Benz, built a house way bigger than I would ever need, wouldn’t blink an eye at a $1,800 jacket, all while shutting down any emotion I ever had. I stayed out all night, drinking myself into a blacked out stupor and snorting lines inside bathroom stalls.☠️
I felt empty and alone. I took it out on everyone around me. I was so wrapped up in keeping myself numb, all while keeping up appearances, that I completely and utterly threw my life into a downward spiral. 🌪
At rock bottom, I made the decision to press ‘reset’ on my life. I KNEW material possessions and pretending to be someone I wasn’t would never make me happy. I left everything behind, including my career, moved across the country, and promised myself I would find my purpose. 💫
🚹Trevor was starting to get more and more used to sober life, but he was struggling with the everyday stresses that had caused him to drink in the first place, but now with no ‘escape’. He got back into restaurant management and buried himself in 70 hour work weeks to occupy his mind. He started to feel desperate in the sense that he knew there was WAY more to life than working his ass off for a boss who didn’t appreciate him, in a job that had no meaning for him. 😐
Looking inward, he started concentrating on health and lost 60lbs that he put on after replacing alcohol with food, but he still didn’t feel right. Restless, he also decided to leave his career (and press ‘reset’ just like I did) to find something he could feel proud of doing.💫
Our lives were both taking a very similar turn, even though we had never met yet!}
....continued tomorrow at 4pm…
👇👇p.s.- Have u ever been caught up in material things?