As I sit here contemplating the miracle of celebrating 2 years clean and sober, it’s hard not to think back to where I was physically, mentally and spiritually when I reached that jumping off place. Life has transformed into a beautiful flower that started out as an ugly weed. No matter how many times I … More Nothing Comes from Nothing
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 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
I drove clear across Nebraska today! The skies were overcast and the road was bumpy. It made me extremely sleepy, like the lull that puts a baby to sleep when riding in the car. There were dried up corn fields everywhere, so not a lot of exciting scenery to keep me engaged. It was dang … More Day 18- No Casserole for You!