Getting My Swagger Back

The last two years have been a combination of beautiful moments and dark times in my life. The beauty has come from my marriage, being the best man at my best friend’s wedding, and the adoption of a wonderful dog and cat who complete our family. The dark stems from my ongoing battle with depression. The bouts have gotten more frequent and deeper in intensity. Let’s examine the past and what is around the corner in my life:

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The Moment I Lie Down

This piece was lovingly crafted for Ruminations of an Old Soul, released July 7, 2016.

Getting into bed should be a moment of ultimate freedom. The pitch black room should feel peaceful and inviting. Nowhere to be, no more obligations to fill on this day. The mind deserves to be at rest for the next hours. Dreams should take me on an adventure, whether comedic, enjoyable or nonsensical. The mind and soul should be freed of the burdens of the day. Continue reading “The Moment I Lie Down”

Down, Out and Numb

This piece was lovingly crafted for Ruminations of an Old Soul, released July 6, 2016.

There is an unavoidable calm when you lay quietly in a pitch black room during the day. The world continues on as if you don’t exist: cars continue to whirr by on the main road; animals chirp and bark at one another with no discernible intent;  social media continues to fill with attention grabbing self promotion. The world goes on with it’s business whether you are actively taking part or not. Continue reading “Down, Out and Numb”

Finding Your “It”

This piece was lovingly crafted for Ruminations of an Old Soul, released May 15, 2015.

I’ve always been one to assume that the grass is greener on the other side. The next hobby could be better than my current ones. That new device could work slightly better for me. A never ending cycle of new trumping old.

This is an endless trap, a waste of precious time. Notice how new things could, may, should, etc. be better than what I have going on today. There is no guarantee, only the possibility. Instead of always seeking out the latest and greatest, try to find your “it”. That one constant in your life among a sea of change. I’m by no means an expert at this, far from it. Continue reading “Finding Your “It””