When I sat down to write my blog last night my computer took a dump. And, because it was the middle of the night there was no place I could take it nor no one I could wake up to help me. So, I finally gave up and went to bed about 1:00 am.
Today I connected with someone who knows a lot more about technology than I do. And after a little back and forth adjusting of settings I'm back up and running. At one time I used to write something everyday. But after about ten years I think I started running out of subject matter and changed my schedule.
Now I write one day, wait two days, then write again. Usually something occurs in those few days that's worth commenting on and I'm able to come up with something worthwhile. At least in my opinion.
Since I started blogging in 2010 I think I've produced over a half million words. I imagine that some of them are redundant, but I haven't taken the time to go back and seach the archives.
My reason for writing this is mostly for the people in TLC. Sort of a way to encourage them to stay on the track of recovery. Most topics I cover are related to recovery, positive thinking, and navigating this crazy world we live in.
Because part of staying sober is dealing on a daily basis with the challenges that life presents us, I try to find topics that will help clients do that.
I rarely get into politics or religion because everyone has their own opinions about that stuff. But sometimes, like the last few weeks that Americans are trapped in Afghanistan, it's pretty easy to look at that situation and be grateful that we have our feet in our own country, rather than in the middle of a bunch of scruffy terrorists.
Gratitude and acceptance are major themes in this blog. Because if we have those things our lives are much more fulfilling.