Since my return from the cross-country adventure, I have felt a little lost. My mood has been somber, and my temper has reared its ugly head over the last several days. The “pink cloud” of happy bliss escaped me, leaving me restless, irritable and discontent. These are feelings I am all too familiar with, although … More Big-Girl Panties
I’m finally settling back into my home life. The feelings of sadness have faded, only after accepting the fact that the road trip to courage was merely the 1st branch of my journey in recovery. I know I will continue to have God moments daily no matter where I am physically. That, in and of … More My Experience-Why I Believe
The last two days of my journey, I felt bummed and a little sad. I knew this was all coming to an end. For the last ten months, I had been focused on only 2 things, my recovery and planning this road trip to courage. I tried to stay focused on Louisville and Nashville, to … More Day 23- Home, What Now?
The last stop before heading back to Birmingham was Nashville, Tennessee. I had only been there once before and the only places I visited were the insides of swanky bars. The best I can recall, there was loud country music, line dancing and enough booze flowing to sink the Titanic. This time would be different. … More Day 22- Undiscovered Nashville
I went to bed conflicted on the next day’s travel plan. The most direct course for home was to head toward Memphis, Tennessee, a straight shot to Birmingham. For some reason, I was drawn to Louisville, Kentucky. I had been to Louisville as a child, with my family so it wasn’t like I hadn’t seen … More Day 21- Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Next stop, St. Louis. After the chain of events in the Chicago traffic, I was a little gun shy about going into another big city. I found a park just across the river and got some awesome shots of the Gateway to the West, the classic Arch. The weather cooperated for the photos. It rained … More Day 20- St. Louis from a Safe Distance
I had only one goal for the day, make the drive to Chicago, get a quick picture of Wrigley Field, then get out. The only reason I was going? I just wanted to see the field where Babe Ruth called the famous home run shot. Thought it would be an easy in and out situation, not … More Day 19- More than a Picture