I Said YES!

PAY ATTENTION!

I hear those two words a lot. I have a very short attention span. I get lost in thought, so being “present” can be a challenge for me. There’s a little world inside my head, and I need to limit the amount of time I spend there. It’s my private little dwelling space, and that’s what I do there… Continue reading

In The Sticks

I know this one is a bit weird, but I love tree trunks and sticks. I used to live in the sticks. Not these particular sticks, but in a mountain town with a population of about 3,000.

I guess that’s considered the sticks. I handled it for about two years, but then I had to move back to the concrete jungle because the isolation was killing me. I missed my family.

The Journey Continues

My life today looks nothing like it did a year ago. There’s definitely still a lot of “construction in progress,” but compared to how it was when I was drinking…it’s like heaven.I am happy, joyous and free.

But– I’ve been doing some thinking. How do I propel myself into the next phase of my life? I want to experience growth. My birthday is on Monday, and I’ll be fifty-five. Continue reading

Moving Slow Today

I met my sponsor just a few days after my plunge from the puffy pink cloud. God’s timing was perfect.

It only took a couple of conversations about my unsettling romantic charades for her to point out that my picker was broken. The more I thought about it, the more I had to laugh. Looking at the lack of conditions I had listed for the man of my dreams brought new meaning to that famous line in Jerry Maguire… “You had me at Hello.Continue reading

A Child of God

Asking God to help me see my life from His perspective is what truly helped me.

I went back forty years, to when I was lost in that limbo between childhood and adulthood, and serious issues consumed my thoughts. I was convinced that no one would EVER understand what was going on in my head. I was the odd man out, the outsider, and a teenage misfit. I just didn’t belong, and it was too risky to try. Continue reading