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One Day at a Time, 10,593 Times in a Row.

November 2021
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That’s right, my friends. 29 years. 348 months. 10,593 days. 254,232 hours. 15,253,920 minutes. This is my favorite part; 915,235,200 seconds. Just shy of a billion seconds in a row.

Did you know, if you were to start counting the day you were first able to and you continued counting until you dropped dead of old age, you wouldn’t hit a billion? Once you get up to the bigger numbers, they take more than a second to count so, even though 1,000,000,000 seconds is a little less than 32 years, you can’t hit it counting.

I can tell you, I’ve made more of the last 915-million seconds than I thought was possible when I first gave up the fight. I’d never claim I’ve been perfect, or even done it right, but I love being on the right side of the grass pumping air – and I love my life.

Every decision I made, both drinking and in my sobriety, led me to where I am today. Without every calmity, without every success, and without all of the moments betwixt those, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

For those who are new to this page and to recovery; welcome to a new way of life. You never have to drink again, and you can live in peace for the rest of your days. If you work for it.

My life is so fantastic, I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve come to the conclusion, “It just can’t get any better than this”. Six month later, I realize it has gotten better. All on its own.

Stick around and have a cup of coffee. Let’s tell some stories and have a laugh or two.

So, I have one piece of advice I’d like to share about how I slow down time. At least a little bit, anyway. The more I can be in the moment, the more I can savor what’s going on around me and not try to push through to whatever comes next, the richer and fuller life is. And time slows down.

It’s a lot like pedaling through mud, but without the effort.

To all of my interwebz and WordPress friends, thank you for being my friend. I appreciate you.


12 Comments

  1. elisariva says:

    Congratulations, my friend. Keep up the good fight.

  2. jeffw5382 says:

    Congratulations Jim!

  3. idlecyclist says:

    Congrats Jim 👍👌💪

  4. Tony says:

    Well done, Jim! Keep pedaling….

  5. Well done mate. Every day above the dirt is a blessing! 🙂

  6. frank harris says:

    Getting off alcohol addiction requires complete commitment .Half measures don’t work .

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