Friday, October 05, 2012

no regrets

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I don't regret the past nor do I wish to shut the door on it

I have lived a blessed life.  I had 2 fine parents who raised me the best they knew how.  I went to excellent public schools and then a wonderful university.  I had a couple of jobs (teaching and office management) before I found my niche in the oil exploration industry.  I travelled to over 30 countries and lived and worked in more than 20 of them.    I got to meet and work with a wide variety of humans of various cultures.  But there was always something prevalent in my life -- alcohol and getting drunk.  I did that every day, without fail.  I did it with passion and for the most part, enjoyed every minute of it.
I can look back on those 33+ years of drinking and see a rather sad individual.  Lonely.  Afraid of people.  I lived a life with little purpose except to be more than adequate at my job and to stay as drunk as I could get away with.

And I don't regret it for one minute.

It got me to this point.

The one charm of the past is that it is the past. 
~Oscar Wilde


Mary Christine said...

Your writing has been so inspirational lately. It sounds like you are in a really really good place.

Enjoy your three meetings today.

Syd said...

Powerful, Dave.