Last Friday marked the end of my 40 day fast. It was truly an awakening process both physically and spiritually. Through penance and abstinence, I was able to detox from deep seated guilt, malice, sloth, gluttony, envy, and lust. While my spirit was purged of poisonous thought, my body confessed from consumed violence and opened my time (and money) to selflessly express alms and genuine kindness to others. Best of all, I feel closer to those I love most. It’s time to reinvent myself.