Whenever I write I like to share both my experiences in active addiction and more importantly my experiences in recovery. I do that not only to help myself to always remember where I came from but to also allow others to see that recovery is possible. That it is real and it can and will happen if I choose to do the work necessary. I do not divulge the intricate plots and the devious schemes. Nor do I go into detail about the isolation, degradation and despair. I share just enough for you to get the picture and let your imagination do the rest.

Now I have to admit that most people’s imagination would probably be accurate because I have been through hell and high water, the valley of death and survived. I have lived a low life and have been blessed to live a better life today. I remember when I couldn’t see myself ever being able to escape the reality that was my life. It was my destiny I always thought and told myself. I will die an addict. I never thought I would live past 35,  40 tops. I sure as hell didn’t think I would ever see 50. Well I was wrong. Yesterday I have been blessed to see my 50th birthday and I have to say that it was an awesome experience.

I am thoroughly thankful and truly grateful for the experiences that have brought me to this point. I am no longer that bitter person with a death wish. I have grown into a responsible person and growing more responsible every day. 50 years is a milestone birthday and I was fortunate enough to be able to spend it with the woman I love. We spent my birthday in sunny Dominican Republic. It was a mind blowing, incredible experience that I won’t soon forget.


Not too long ago,  I wouldn’t leave the block. I surely never thought I would ever leave the country. I couldn’t have done any of this with out God’s grace and mercy. I have been spared and allowed a do over.

Damn it,  I’m going to do it right.
I have the opportunity to share my world and It’s a honor and a privilege to do so. I know that I cannot keep it, unless I give it away. Thank you for being on this journey with me.

10 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  1. Are we amazingly incredible… Or, Incredibly Amazing?? Lol. So happy that you’ve made to yet awesome milestone. Have a wonderful vacation my friend, you most definitely deserve it. We all know recovery is work, but the most important things we achieve in life takes work
    ..but the benefits are indescribable. Big HUGZS!! Jen

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  2. Happy 50th Birthday my friend! I am so pleased that you are with us to share this day with us, your strength and hope have helped me on my journey as I am sure many others. What a fabulous way to spend your special day may you and your lucky lady spend many more together. Maybe for your 60th you can come to the UK and I would be honoured to bake you a cake! πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‚


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