069: I am grateful to be alive

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Holy crap! When I said I was grateful for taking a break I didn’t think it would be for 4 and 1/2 years. A lot of water has gone under clichéd old bridge. My life and my approach to it has changed. I think, act and even look differently today.  I’ve been working steadily at a corporate job for just over 4 years, that wasn’t even on the radar when I stopped blogging here. In fact, at that time I was feeling pretty hopeless, and my daily gratitude was like whistling in the darkness at first, but eventually my mind changed.

I truly became grateful and try to maintain that frame of mind every day.

That’s not to say I don’t still have my struggles. I do. I tend to handle them a little differently today. I’ve faced a bunch of things that I was terrified of and am still working on some. We meditate every day and eat a bit healthier. I’ve lost 60+ pounds. I have new friends and have caught up with old ones. All in all we have a pretty great life.

I’ve found a creative outlet in photography, that has also sparked my, thankfully ever-present, sense of humour even further.

I’m ok. I might post more here, I might not. I think this will be the last numbered, “I am grateful for…” post though. Maybe this site will be more about defrigging myself, which was the original intent of this domain. Until then, here’s a link to some more of my photos on Flickr. Maybe it will remain an archive. I have a few other URLs I can be found on. Maybe that’s where I’ll be:

What inspired me to write today? Robin Williams death was the prompt I needed. Rest in Peace…

O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;” ~ Walt Whitman

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