Five years ago this week I was a dead man. It was alcohol, pain killers, sleeping pills and Xanax.
All day, every day.
I had to take a drink before I dare put a razor to my face in the morning. There were times when I thought my heart had stopped.
I would scream myself awake some nights. It seemed the misery would never end.
I sought help from the VA and they took me in.
My marriage, my business and my 401K…gone. All of my personal possessions disappeared into a P.O.D.S. in Nashua, New Hampshire because I couldn’t pay the monthly nut.
For a year it was me and my two little mutts in a garishly decorated month-to-month apartment in Ayer Mass.
Down looked like up.
When the police showed up to enforce a bogus restraining order, we lit out for my beloved Arizona.
It wasn’t all sunny.
It was years of poverty, disappointment, bill collectors, IRS threats and bank account closures.
Topped off with an an ambush divorce. (I’ll never get over that)
But nothing was as bad as losing my two little girls, Bailey and Izzy. I still grieve.
But that was then, this is now.
As most of you know, I found a whole new world on the other side of sweat.
I live like a Spartan and it has served me well.
These days find me healthy, happy and most of all, grateful.
It’s been quite a ride.
So far. 🙂