Hello friends and gentle readers.
I feel that I should first apologize for the distinct lack of posts this last year or so, I basically took the year off as a sabbatical of sorts. My health in general was poor, my mind increasingly disjointed and unorganized. In short, I needed a break from life. I went to my Doctor and arranged a break of sorts. A mental and physical health holiday of the highest order.
I can happily report to all of you that my break was not in vain. In fact, I would highly recommend to anyone at the midpoint of life to take a year off and really dig into the mechanics of who you are, where you are and how you got there. For me it was not only the single-most difficult thing I had ever done, it was also the most rewarding and enlightening. A fearless accounting into who I am and who I am working to become in the future.
I say that with humble honesty, my friends, very few people to my knowledge take the time to mentally and emotionally rip their lives apart crawling hands and knees amongst the facets of our lives relentlessly searching and examining the good, the bad and ugly. The dark, sticky shame covered fragments that hide in the dingy corners and under the beds and the floorboards of the home that is our psyche.
I have trembled and cried uncontrollably at times, facing not the facts of my life, but the raw suppressed emotions I had buried for decades. I am beginning to learn how to feel and not just think. One of my most vexing Councillors repeated again and again, don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you feel. Scary stuff for a 45 year old man raised in the 70’s to do.
The long and short of it friends is that after a much needed break from life I am striving to return to the land of the living. Slowly at first, moderation I am finding is a good friend of mine. Surely though you can expect new content to grace the pages of Exploring Winnipeg and Beyond. I have been networking and working on story ideas that I hope you all find interesting and enlightening.
So it is with full optimism and determination I am proud to announce, the best is yet to come.
With Love to you all, I am once again, your scribe.
The White Ribbon Campaign is a Canadian effort that has spread to over 55 countries world-wide. The effort is based on the ideal that no woman should ever be hurt by a man. Idealistic yes, but a very achievable goal none the less.
Born from the memory of the École Polytechnique Massacre where on December 6, 1989 Marc Lépine walked into the school armed with a Mini-14 rifle and a grudge against women. He shot at 28 people before killing himself.
Posted in Rants, World Events
Tagged École Polytechnique Massacre, Emotional Abuse, Evolve Program, Getting Help, Klinic, Marc Lépine, Psychological abuse, Sexual Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Violence, Violence against women, White Ribbon, White Ribbon Campaign
First of all before I get all emotional I’d like to thank a few people who have really made my day. I’m not normally the type to get all weepy about turning the page on a calendar another year, but this past couple of days has left me speechless.
People whom I never expected to know the date of my birth some 42 years ago are stepping forward and blowing my mind.
My fellow blogger Rincewind author of the Erotixx blog, surprised the hell out of me with a great retrospective on my early blogging hobby, and included a Canadian day dedicated to our own natural beauties.
My mentor and part time savior Mel stepped up early yesterday and a wished me a great day. I’m looking forward to working with her at Klinic, to repay my debt and also try and help others work out troubled pasts and relationship issues.
My friends have been coming out of the woodwork in wishing me a great day, the apple of my eye Mykalya phoned me first thing and left me a cheeky message.
Of course that leaves Dar, my rock and my love. I didn’t ask for anything this year, so I hope things will be simple. A nice evening out is all I require.
Thank you one and all, my friends,my fellow bloggers from around the world. Your words mean more to me than I can ever express.
Thank you so much.
Yes I'm 42
Posted in Rants
Tagged Birthdays, Blog, Dar, Erotixx, family, friends, Ivy Blase, Klinic, Mel, Nikkib04, Recreation, Redawna, Rincewind, Singlegirlie, thanks, wow