Good afternoon beautiful people. As we draw near to November. I look back to the beginning of this blog. I pray that in e 10 years that I have been writing, that I have helped someone by sharing my journey with you. It saddens me to know that I will no longer be posting after I reach the 10 year milestone. A lot has changed along my journey in recovery and my life in general since 2001.o have grown. I’ve had many ups and downs, I am grateful that I found a higher power that has carried me through it all. I am grateful for everyone who has read, replied, commented and for the relationships that have been formed right here on this blog. The support and encouragement has meant the world to me.

Thank you all

Peace and blessings




I have been writing my blog for 4 years and 1 week.  My 4 year blogiversary was November 10th. I didn’t think to celebrate it because I was too busy riding the high that I was on from celebrating my 2 year Anniversary in recovery. But when I think about it this milestone is just as important.

It’s important for many reasons  but the main reason why my blog is so important to me is because it has proven to be a major tool in my recovery arsenal. Writing my story and updating my journey is as valuable to me as making meetings and doing step work. It is my avenue to release. It helps me to stay focused. It helps me to remember my past so it doesn’t become a part of my future.

I found out that writing not only helps me, but I have also been able to help others along the way. My blog although I didn’t see it when I started has become another way for me to do service. Giving back without looking for anything in return. I have been blessed to know that my writing has been read and identified with by many people from all walks of life. Who would have thought that I could do such a thing. Me the guy who’s whole life was centered in serving self. I am amazed and I am humbled all in one breath.

I am grateful, thankful and honored to be in a position to be able to give someone some hope. Someone who might be thinking that there’s no way out. Someone like me who once thought that I could NEVER stop using. Words cannot explain how that makes me feel. I can only express it by continuing to share my story. So yes my blog is very important to me and it’s anniversary deserves to be recognized by me.

Thank you to everyone who reads, comments, likes and follows From Struggle To Strength. I appreciate your support, love, encouragement and kind words. I appreciate your readership. I appreciate you. Thank you.



I am truly grateful.
Words cannot express how thankful I am for the Devine Intervention that led me to recovery. For all the love, support and encouragement that I have received on my journey so far. I am clear on the fact that the Fellowship of Men and Women in Narcotics Anonymous and everyone here have helped save my life. I am also clear that had I not made the decision to participate in my own recovery none of the things I’ve accomplished would have happened nor would I be able to keep it.

I am by no way lucky. I have been blessed and I will continue to do the work necessary to maintain my freedom from active addiction because I know all to we’ll that everything gained can go up in smoke if I choose to forget where I came from.

I have a purpose today. My life has meaning. I am Happy, Joyous and Free as a direct result of recovery. I look forward to sharing more of my journey into this wonderful, new way of life.

Thank you all for the love and support that you have given me.  I know that I can only keep it,  if I give it away.