I would like to welcome someone back to the wonderful world of blogging … me. I have had a very tumultous few months, and therefore chose to work on working through them rather than blogging about them – so, alas, I was MIA.
I’ve started a few projects since last we spoke – I’ve joined an office fit challenge (more about that later), I’ve done close to a dozen charity walks/runs, I’ve started tae kwon do, I’ve gotten a third of the way through writing my autobiography (which, should it ever see the light of day, is certain to piss off any number of people – oh well), I’ve had my beautiful daughter get out of the Army and have been by her side helping her readjust, I’ve stuggled with relationship issues, bipolar issues and just “don’t give a fuck” issues – and now, I’m taking a stab at writing an advice column – stop choking – haven’t you ever heard that those who can – do, and those who can’t – teach.
I think the one thing that stands out most about these past few months is that I find that I can think, feel and do things that I had never thought myself capable of. It’s become a period of – what the hell do I have to lose-ness. I have “bungeed” in Coney, rode up the mountains of Jersey, drowned in the Long Island Sound, put my foot up a few asses, learned to say NO, and, most importantly, not fearing any of these things (except maybe the Long Island Sound thing). Overall, it’s been a good few months.
Now, as the year ends, I think it time to look at the things I have yet to do and address them with the same resolve that has carried me thoughout my life, stare my own fears of inadequacies in the eyes and say, “tell me I can’t and I’ll show you I not only can, but I’ll be smiling as I do it”. At least, that’s the plan.
But, lest I lose my reason for this post, it is to say welcome back to me looking myself in the eye, taking a position, speaking my mind and being the incredible douchebag that only I know how to be.