3 years sober

Wow! 3 years sober. That’s amazing! It’s definitely worth celebrating. I’m so proud of myself. One day at a time = 3 years! But, even with a big milestone today is just another day and unfortunately life has been pretty crazy. My last blog was October 30. That seems so far away. You can read […]

Big Announcements

It’s end of October, and snowy weather has hit Edmonton. It’s been cold for a couple of weeks now. Outdoor golf is finished. Outdoor cycling is finished. I’m indoors working out. it’s time for hibernation season. As October comes to a close and we enter into early Winter, I have a couple of big announcements […]

One semester

I’ve tried a lot of things. It’s fun to try new things. But I’m also a little fickle. So I don’t continue a lot of things. I joke with my close friends whenever a topic comes up: “I did that for a semester”. For example, if we’re in a conversation and martial arts comes up […]

Emotional month!

I’ve been working on my next blog for a couple of weeks. I don’t have writer’s block but I’m having difficulty organizing my thoughts into a blog worth sharing. I’m writing, just not in my blog. I’m looking into a couple of writing gigs and that has me excited. I’ve been writing my experiences and […]

Another milestone

Last July, I volunteered for the final of the PTO Canadian Open. It’s a triathlon event and at the time, I was struggling with a toe injury that prevented me from running long distances all summer. I was rehabbing my toe and slowly working my way back to running 10 minutes at a time…safely up […]

A mid-midlife crisis

I’ve been in a midlife crisis for the last couple of years since I made the choice to be sober. I feel like I’m in the middle of a midlife crisis during my midlife crisis. I don’t love the word crisis so let’s just say I’m going thru a lot of self evaluation. I guess […]

I am the tree. The tree is me.

I did some front yard maintenance this year and that included cleaning up our front yard and planting a new plum tree. My research suggested that it was best to leave the tree to grow on its own rather than tether it to support. However, it’s been a very windy spring in Edmonton. Still, the […]

Windy Days

I’m going thru some windy days both figuratively and literally.

This topic came up in my last therapy session. I was talking about all of the windy days that I’m golfing thru and cycling thru. The wind has been gusting this spring from 30-50 km/hr. It’s been super windy. And I’m getting a little tired of it.

Hockey vs. Soccer – ChatGPT

Canada qualified for the Fifa World Championships 2022, and so I watched some soccer. I learned a few things. It’s impossible to watch a sport without comparing it to your favorite sport, so here are some things I noticed about hockey vs. soccer and started a blog post with some thoughts late last year…these are […]

next shot.

I’ve been clean and sober since December 18, 2020. It’s long enough that I’m losing track of how long I’ve been clean. I still feel great. I love mocktails and have started to enjoy the occasional alcohol-free beer. I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo to celebrate my decision to be sober. Sobriety tattoos should […]