Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Step In A New Direction

"Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better." - King Whitney Jr.

The first step into the unknown is always the hardest. Now that I have that behind me, where do I go from here. For me just writing is a very good outlet. Getting my thoughts on paper or on this blog helps tremendously. Knowing that I don't have to hide anymore is a great relief. Believe me, hiding this was hard work! Getting back on track will probably be even harder. I have my running and I still look forward to racing soon, and now I've found out that I don't have to do it alone.

I have been a runner for most of my life. The running I did didn't have to do with the running I so thoroughly enjoy now. I ran from my problems. I know I can't and don't want to do that anymore. I have been going to meetings everyday. Will they end all my worries? Unlikely. The thing is, it is something different and different is good. Much like my running, I want to improve my times, my strength, and my distance. With recovery I want to improve my life. I want to be sober when I experience all of the blessing being bestowed upon me. Speaking of which. I just got an email from someone to do a commercial...lol I'll let you know more later.

Stay tuned. Ask me about Official BOMF merchandise, The 2nd annual 20in24, and the Wear your sneakers to work day. It a very exciting year at Back On My Feet.


Denise said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Yes, I don't know you, but I'm honestly happy you found an outlet that works for you. Tell us anything, we won't judge you...we all have our "issues" as I like to call them!

And that dog...oh my gosh, beautiful!!

Rick said...

I'll see you at the "Frost Bite Five-Miler. I've had the privelege to run with you and I know you'll be running ahead of me. My motivation will be to cross that finish line to give you the high five you so richly deserve. It is my privelege to know you.