This will be the LONGEST post I have ever made! Since it’s been a while, I want to catch you up and to cover the time span I’ve been MIA. Thanks ahead for reading it. This is most definitely the most intimate writing I’ve ever done. These excerpts are the last two pieces of my … More Where’s the Pink Cloud Now?
Mark Goodson has been an inspiration to me through his writing and his encouragement. This story really hit home for me and he graciously allowed me to share it with you. You can read more from him at markgoodson.com. More from Mark… There is nothing mundane about life. My poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction exalt … More Guest Writer Mark Goodson- Wherever You Go, There You Are
Why don’t people act right? Don’t they know they get me mad? Looks like everyone is trying their best to piss me off. I could be happy if that woman had given me the job, can’t she see, I’m perfect for it? Why can’t people just do the right thing? Who is she to be … More Director of Everything – You’re Fired
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