December 08, 2015
Before Skyland Trail my life was focused on not living. I had more medical issues than I saw others in their 40s having and I figured my medical issues would multiply as I aged. Although my outside therapist tried to help turn my mind away from this, I saw less and less value in being alive.
Today I strive to live in the present moment. Instead of dreading which way my body or mind might betray me next, I often embrace my situation. Even when I don't like it, I can accept it for what it is and -- this is the part I'm still learning -- not let it define me.
I am a work in progress, and so I do what I can to steer away from “a melancholic” and toward “a cat enthusiast.” Away from “unable to recover from being victimized” and toward “nostalgia of happier times.”
I am a husband. A sincere giver of compliments. Humanitarian. Peer. Engineer. Nerd. Tutor. Jester. Skeptic. Contrarian. 42.
Skyland Trail Alumni
This article appeared in the 2015 issue of our Journeys Magazine.