A lot has happened in the past year.. one year ago today I was in the lowest place I can imagine, watching my marriage fail in a way I was unable to stop. In the year since then I have found I am better for having endured it, to have rised above it and made my life even better. The last 12 months have been full of almost conostant change of one form or another. At times it even felt like I was stuck on a roller coaster, and I had no idea if it would take me where I wanted to go. Thankfully this was only the beginning of my journey, and today it's a much smoother ride. In the last month I have taken a good amount of time reflecting on my past, to learn from it, and see where I could do better in the future in smilar situations. Starting my life over again was something I never would have imagined for me in my 30's, and may have even been scared of. But I have found it to be one of the most rewarding experiances of my life. I just don't want to make it a habit..

Views: 50

Comment

You need to be a member of Art of Manliness to add comments!

Join Art of Manliness

Comment by Brian Splash on March 27, 2012 at 5:02pm

lf you look back James , your only going to get a sore neck !

Comment by SB on March 27, 2012 at 10:21am

Neill- nice way to put all of my crap into it's trivial perspective.  thanks for straightening out my day! 

Comment by Neill on March 26, 2012 at 8:42pm

I had a major car accident a while ago, about 9 months to be exact. i lost 30-40 grand if i add it all up. Insurance wont pay (long story) But i got out of the car and said Fk it. Im alive and i didnt die. No one go hurt. I have learnt alot about myself in the last 9 months. I have focused on Relationships that are important and cut the crap out of my life! why waste it. you only have one! Good work on Moving on! There is an exciting world out there full of opportunities.

Go get them!

Comment by SB on March 26, 2012 at 12:25pm

+1

Comment by Carl Monster on March 26, 2012 at 10:35am

Life is nothing but circles of change; destruction and renewal.

It can be terrifying when things don't happen "as they should"; I am X age, so I need to be here, doing this.

All the best to you and your new beginning. I refer you to the "What to drink" post to celebrate.

Latest Activity

Pale Horse replied to Pale Horse's discussion Unpopular Political and Religious Opinions in the group The Great Debate
"Idk if this is political, so better safe than sorry: I admire one facet of Hitler. I think he was a great orator. I know that's not a novel thought but people act as if admiring one trait is the same as admiring the man. Also, the Nazis had…"
2 hours ago
Pale Horse added a discussion to the group The Great Debate
Thumbnail

General Election 2016

Self-explanatory.
2 hours ago
Sir replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
"Make the thread.  It's easy."
3 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
"I second"
4 hours ago
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
"How about killing this thread and going forward on the General Election?"
4 hours ago
Vendetta replied to Christopher Chmiel's discussion I want to grow a beard
"He's an artist, that should probably answer any questions you may have."
9 hours ago
Mongoose posted a discussion

DIY Heated Clothes/Blankets?

Have any of y'all made DIY heated blankets or heated jackets/underwear/pants?Supposedly, it's safe and DIY-able, but this is the first I've heard of it:…See More
11 hours ago
Christopher Chmiel replied to Christopher Chmiel's discussion I want to grow a beard
"Did he actually dressed up as a badass Santa?"
12 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service