A Little Bit Of England. Autumn.

I enjoyed a walk with a fellowship of people that are slowly and surely rebuilding their lives. Some are just beginning their journey towards living fulfilling and happy lives, others have been on the path for a while. Every single one of them has their story to tell. It was a pleasure to share time…

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions

A person’s ambition is what drives them to succeed in life. It’s what motivates them to get up each day and work hard towards their goals. Unfortunately, there are people in this world who try to belittle others’ ambitions. They might do this because they’re jealous of the success that others are achieving, or because…

Smiling in the face of adversity.

Life is tough at the moment. Within weeks of starting a new job, the cost of living started to increase. I find my housing, grocery and fuel costs rising every day. I’m grateful for having an income but… The additional earnings are being swallowed up by inflation. Am i going to let this situation get…

The Attitude of Gratitude

The attitude of gratitude is so important to my recovery. It keeps me grounded and grateful for what I’ve got. When I drank I’d go off on crazy mental adventures. I thought I was special. I thought the world owed me everything. I wanted the world. The world owes me nothing. If I want it…

Sunshine and Shadow

Where there is darkness there will also be light. This photo was taken while I enjoyed the shade amongst some sycamore trees. The shelter from the bright sun was most welcome as I took a break from work and watched the world go by.

When stopped, stay stopped!

Stopping drinking was easy. The fear of going through the DTs and withdrawal again put a halt to thoughts about drinking. The problem was staying stopped. As the memory of the pain subsided, I had to find something that would prevent me from thinking I was ok and could have a drink. It’s been a…

Willingness & Action

Back in 2016 I had the honour of being the best man at a wedding in France. It was a wonderful occasion and it was an absolute pleasure to share a weekend with the bride and groom and their guests. I had a few days before I had to return to work and took the…