Sunday, October 25, 2009

10 Best Moments

Several of you have written about the 10 best moments of your life (so far).
Here's my list, in chronological order ...

Getting a letter jacket my senior year in high school.
I worked my butt off for this as a sprinter on the track team for 6 years (that includes Junior High School).

Finishing college. Just getting finished. After 4 1/2 years, I was ready to get on with life and away from school.

Having sex with my best friend after we'd known each other for about 10 years. It was better than I ever imagined. And we're still friends decades later.

Arriving in London for the first time in 1989. Within two or three hours, I knew that I was where I always should have been. I felt right at home.
I was then home-based from there for the next 5 years.

Meeting Liz in the UK. She became my best friend and was/is the best "ear" I've ever known.

When I moved to Amsterdam in 1993. I had quit my job so I could focus on sex, drugs and beer. At least I had my priorities.

The day I fell in love with Hayden (my partner-in-life). We had only known each other for a week, but I was hooked. And I knew it.

The spiritual awakening I had on September 4, 2003. The following day was my first day of sobriety, 2242 days ago.

October 5, 2003. I was sober for a whole month. Now, I knew I could do this thing.

August 15, 2008. After my Mother's Memorial Service. I had done everything to the very best of my ability with her 3+ year illness through her death.
I felt good about life.

12 comments:

Lou said...

I have read bits and pieces of your history and travels in your posts. I think even the low points have added up to a very interesting life..and much more to come, of course!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Thanks for sharing your list. It is touching.

Mary Christine said...

Thanks Dave.

Scott said...

that's a beautiful life you've got going on there dAAve!

Mary LA said...

So good to read this.

Tall Kay said...

Thanks for sharing this. I could so relate to 30 days of sobriety and just how big a deal that is!

Ed G. said...

Nice life (so far)...

Scott W said...

Brought little liquid thingies too my eyes. That's where I am today.

Zanejabbers said...

And it show up in you daily life.

Steve E. said...

My list is listed in "Coming Attractions". But it is being made difficult because of lists like your, so uniquely beautifully complete.

Peace!

Anonymous said...

Keep coming dude.Just suit up and show up.

Syd said...

Dave, what a touching list. Thanks for sharing these personal moments of your life.