For those who do not know, I am about to go on a new journey. I’m about to write a new chapter in my life. By next week, I will have moved to a new home, in a new town, in a very small town in central New York State. I’ve been waiting for this moment for some time now and it’s almost here. This is my last weekend in this God forsaken town I call home – Binghamton, New York.
Since the beginning of my sobriety, in Dec 2007, I have forged new memories as a sober human being, some good and some bad. Sobriety is not all happiness all the time. Life throws us curve balls. We just have to be ready to hit them for a home run! I’ve managed to survive difficult times through the years but not without some bruises and scrapes.
This whole experience feels like it was written in the stars for me. My connection through the years with my Higher Power is much stronger. Without question, I feel my Higher Power believes its time for me to write a new chapter in my life. A new job, currently miles away, and an opportunity to live in a small community in the countryside, another dream of mine. People told me, “Mike, you’re ready for this. Take a leap of faith.”
Here I am, sitting on my couch with nothing packed, yet I am completely calm. My head is not filled with anxiety, worries or even a slight feeling of doubt this is all going to work out. Everything will happen precisely as it’s suppose to in due time. It’s as if time is not a issue. The way it should be.