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Gay and Grey

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So here we go, my first blog. I'm playing hookie from work in order to write this and yes I do feel guilty (but not that much).  This has been a long time in the making.  Years ago I kept a journal.  Both therapeutic and fulfilling, I gave it up in order to pursue more pressing concerns that drug use seemed to resolve.  But before I get into my story and current events let me share 21 bullets about myself for the curious reader:

 

  1. I live alone.
  2. I work in health care.
  3. I am a credentialed drug and alcohol counselor (ironically).
  4. I love animals, especially my little beast; he reminds me of who (and what) I am.
  5. I am ambivalent about being single.
  6. My recovery has been very fulfilling, but is not always gratifying.
  7. I love to read, listen to music and enjoy all the performing arts.
  8. In addition to drugs, I am addicted to the internet (no, not porn, you cheeky monkey) and recently food.
  9. I am an INTP, with a strong extroverted side.  I like the term Introversatile.
  10. Honesty is easier to recognize than practice.
  11. I love nature, travel and all new adventures.
  12. I do not attend enough meetings.
  13. I believe in our capacity to change; change is hard.
  14. I am sometimes given to morbid rumination.
  15. I like spirituality as an idea rather than a feeling. Spirituality must be practiced.
  16. I'm lazy. I eat too much and don't exercise enough.
  17. I think a a great deal about what it means to be "good," "well" and "happy."
  18. Love others, even when hell is other people.
  19. Empathy is a skill and an art.  It starts with you.
  20. We all carry a bag of rocks, the key is learning to let them go.
  21. One must consider Sisyphus happy.

 

Well that's me in a nutshell.  I'd love to hear about you . . .  A parting thought:

all is merely talk which isn't singing

and all talking's to oneself alone.

all is merely talk which isn't singing and all talking's to oneself alone

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all is merely talk which isn't singing and all talking's to oneself alone

Read more at: http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poems/best/edward_estlin_(e_e)_cummings
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