I could not imagine having the Life I have today.

I remember what my life was like back then.

Photo by Carmen Avram

I remember those days of not being able to function without help in liquid form. My personnel coordinator (the guy who gave me work) would often make the joke, “Red Bull before a gig, Red Dog after.” He may have been being funny, but it was a reality. I would walk into a gig with a four pack of Red Bull. As soon as the gig was over, I was looking for a six-pack. Red Dog was the best I could afford at that time.

Just two months prior, I was living in a nice one bedroom loft. Of course, the only furnishings I had was an old boombox radio, a Commodore 64 Continue reading “I could not imagine having the Life I have today.”

Time to Pick Up the Pieces See what I’ve Gained

This past year has been an inspiring life changing year for me. It was during this past year that this whole ‘Journey in Principles’ idea has begun to take form. Even with more than 13 plus years in 12 Step recovery. I have gained more self-awareness and more direction over this past year.

The changes I have made in the past year have been fruitful. They have consisted of taking on a new physical challenge with my eating and exercise habits. Finding a routine that has been working for me through

both my slow season and my busy season. I learned to step back a little from individual service positions. While still being able to share my Continue reading “Time to Pick Up the Pieces See what I’ve Gained”

Jan 28, 2016 – Sometimes you just have to hit Restart!

Sometimes you just have to hit “Restart.”  A predecessor of mine used to say, ” You can start your day over at any time.”  Today was one of those days.  And I need to hit restart rather quickly.

The first hour or so is always a little rushed in the mornings.  The main priority is getting the kids fed and off to school on time.  For some reason, this morning I caught myself being a bit short and quickly agitated.  We weren’t running late; the kids were all in good moods.  We were making good time, and I felt like I had slept okay.  I could not explain it.  I simply seem to be irritated at the little things that usually would not bother me. Continue reading “Jan 28, 2016 – Sometimes you just have to hit Restart!”