It’s been four years since I began this blog. That’s roughly 1400 early mornings where I have been up writing. Some of the writing was pure joy and some it was pure trash… along with a few cusswords thrown in to keep it real.
I just wanted to say thanks for sticking with me and with this blog.
This week, WordPress sent me a nice reminder that my blog has reached 1000 posts. That’s cool. For most people, like me, writing a blog is not a cash thing. You put in words and time and work and you are paid back with other words. But writing is more than about the money. Writing makes for a richer mind and it creates wealth in your soul.
My writing has changed a lot over the last four years. And my writing has also changed me over the last four years. I suppose that is what keeps me at it. Some months I wonder if I should continue writing this blog. I am pretty stubborn and at times I tend to hold onto things too long. I imagine that I will write until my fingers can’t type anymore.
When I began to write this blog, I had a dream about how great it would be to be a full time author. Today, I am still committed to writing. I consider myself an author, but full time? It might be fun to be my own boss, but I’m not sure about it because I’m afraid that after a while I would probably hate my boss.
My main thing in this blog is to write about recovery from addiction and from mental health experiences that can be difficult, stigmatizing or misunderstood. Often I write about my experience but I worry that the blog is the “Sean show.” I hate the spotlight, so the idea of making anything all about me makes me queazy.
I plan to continue featuring good articles about recovery written by people I know and admire. If you would like to contribute a piece to Getting High on Recovery, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep it Real!
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