A Work in Progress

Work for progress
We are only a work in progress if we are doing the work to progress.

“I’m a work in progress.”
This is such a common phrase these days. You’ve probably even said it yourself a few times. I know I’ve used it before. Usually after having made some error of some sort. This statement may be meant to be utilized in a humbling and honest manner. But it is important to recognize how easily this phrase can be used as an excuse or cop-out.

We are all a work in progress. But, it is important to understand the difference between using such phrases as a crutch. Becoming complacent and giving into or making excuses for our imperfections. Or being able to accept our own shortcomings and strive to learn from them. Becoming a better version of ourselves in the process. Continue reading “A Work in Progress”

Jan 26, 2016 – It’s Okay!

Today I am reminded, “It’s Okay!” This morning was much like every other morning. Wake up, lie in bed until the last possible minute. Get up shower, take my son to school.  Come back – finally, fix my morning cup of coffee – get the younger two girls ready.  Of course, this morning I walk in, and they’re trying to clean up a good amount of milk spilled on the table.  I take over the clean up and try to direct them back to finishing their breakfast and getting ready.  My wife comes downstairs, and now we’re both trying to hurry them to get ready.  We finish our morning routine; they hurry out the door.

I take my coffee and move upstairs to finish getting ready.  I’m only running about 5 minutes behind schedule at this point.  I go into the meditation room and try to quiet my mind as I prepare to meditate.  As Continue reading “Jan 26, 2016 – It’s Okay!”

Challenge Day 4: What am I most proud of?

This challenge is actually quite difficult for me. I have had to put some thought into this. I usually do not do much looking back and though I do appreciate praise when I get it, I’m mostly uncomfortable receiving it. I mainly experience pride through my kids and their accomplishments.

But as I think more  about what I have personally accomplished, the more I realize, I am most proud of what I have accomplished through my recovery from addiction. I am simply proud of the life I have gained since I began my recovery journey. How I have not only re-established myself in Continue reading “Challenge Day 4: What am I most proud of?”