Big Apple Beard
Fearsome celebrates 2,000 days of continuous sobriety on Ft. Lauderdale Beach.
All 4 days ….PLUS Preview night!
We are going to Comic Con 2017!
As is yet another holiday tradition for this sentimental Beard, we send you greetings From Ocean Beach CA right here in San Diego.
May your Christmas Eve be joyous and peaceful!
Next flight… First Class into San Diego. Woo Hoo!
Interesting word. Clearheaded state of being. Has many interpretations. Isn’t for everyone. Is wonderful for me.
My sobriety date is 7 November 2011. That was my first day without drugs or alcohol.
I haven’t used recreational substances since that date. I’m one of those who cannot use any. I can’t stop once I start. I tried moderation. I tried different substance. I tried different drinks. I tried controlling. I tried limiting. I tried period. I’d try then I couldn’t stop until I was sick, passed out, blacked out, injured, embarrassed, in trouble, lost, confused, missed work, lapsed responsibility …I couldn’t stop. I’d lost me.
Not everyone is like me. I found others like me that were not drinking. They weren’t drugging either. Things were working for them. I decided to try what they were doing. It worked for me. Not drinking worked for me. Alcohol was my mind altering drug of choice, the others were auxiliary enhancements. I don’t need them and I not longer drink.
There are many ways for people to live their lives. I’ve found a way that works for me. I celebrate the anniversary of making that discovery today. I celebrate five years of living one day at a time unaltered and sober. I like being this way. I actually enjoy hanging with my friends who do drink and those who don’t. I keep booze in my house for those who do drink and they keep Juice and club soda in their house for me.
I live life in a world of diversity. This beautiful life in this beautiful world. I love my life.
Fearsome and I are believers. We believe that as long as we are growing we are living and living well. We also believe that if we stop growing we start dying. Therefore we can occasionally be found at a seminar, reading something inspirational or simply on the phone with our business coach. Yes we have a coach. Coaches give us accountability and guidance to help us reach our goals.
Last week we attended Brian Buffini’s Mastermind Summit and had the pleasure of being photographed with none other than….
When we are ready, the teacher will appear. When we are ready the message will resonate with us.
What message resonated with me at this place in my time and space? Perspective.
From speaker Andy Andrews: Perspective….our thinking determines our choices, but we choose how we think. “Perspective can radically change results without ever changing fact.”
Our take is simply this: How can we move on and get to the next level when we feel stuck? Change our perspective. How do we do that? Starting with gratitude we can open our minds to the possibilities around us. Once we are open we can see opportunity or at least start moving in a positive direction until an opportunity arises. Then all we must do is act, work, share, give, learn, grow and be even more grateful.
“Life itself is a privilege, but to live that life to the fullest….well, that is a choice.” Andy Andrews
Giddy-up, Giddy -up!
Ok so this just freakin’ hurts.
You see I had a calcium deposit on the end of the shoulder bone that was to be removed via Arthroscopic Acromioplasty -and- A biceps Tenodesis procedure. I was warned beforehand that if a rotator cuff tear was found while they were in there it would be repaired, however no tear APPEARED present on MRI.
Well when I snapped the post operative selfie that was posted Wednesday still under the left over anesthesia I didn’t really know what had taken place. My surgery had taken much longer than estimated due to a significant tear in that rotator cuff. The calcium deposit they were removing had pretty much turned my tendon into hamburger.
All fixed now. All fixed but my estimated recovery time has now doubled and the pain is everything that anyone who has had shoulder surgery will share in detail when given the opportunity.
So while I will be getting better soon….right now pain meds are my friend. My friend in relief even though I hate the way they make me feel overall, they do relieve the pain.
I’ll be back soon and in the mean time you know why I may be a bit absent.
Apparently there was a small rotator cuff tear that was discovered once the surgeon gained access through the incision so that was repaired as well. . We just got home and are now on the road to recovery.
Tomorrow will mark two years since this happened….click HERE.