My Recovery: 20 Things I’m Proud Of


The other day I posted a partial inventory of “Why I Won’t Ever Drink Again.”  It was a startling, ugly view into my 35 year relationship with alcohol.

In that post I mentioned I would list 20 things I actually got right, or that have gone right, or that are right about me, in my life.  So…(and let me tell you, it wasn’t easy coming up with 20 lol).

I’m sure I might have been able to come up with a few more. It’s kind of lame to only be able to come up with 20 things that I am proud of over a span of 52 years! Well, I should be grateful, I guess, that I even got to 20. Need to maintain an attitude of gratitude, so that I can recognize the good things in my life.

20 Great Things Of My Life Past and Present

  1. I have 206 days sobriety.
  2. I am a loyal, trustworthy friend.
  3. I graduated with high honors from college (and one semester I got a 3.9 GPA!).
  4. I served my country.
  5. I was an excellent dad there for awhile.
  6. I survived childhood trauma-well, mostly.  I’m a survivor of many things.
  7. I’d give you the shirt off my back if you needed it.
  8. I received an Army Achievement Medal for re-writing a SOP for the Army.
  9. I forgave my parents for many, many things.
  10. I am an exceptional salesperson.
  11. I am very good with computers and websites.
  12. I have a big heart.
  13. I taught High School English and it was the best job I ever had.
  14. I am a very good sales trainer.
  15. I was promoted to Sgt. in less than two years, one of only two such in 1993 for my specialty.
  16. I think I am a decent writer.
  17. I am extremely neat.
  18. I love to cook and am good at it.
  19. I was a member of both the English Education and Psychology honor societies.
  20. I am fearlessly honest about who I am.


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