In 2014 I suddenly lost my father – and my mother in law. I nearly lost my oldest daughter to anorexia – she is better but still in our “in-house” treatment. Our “toddler” son has been labelled a “shadow sibling” – challenged in his development following the “attention” of his big sister. I also got severely injured in a traffic accident with a long recovery. In fall both my wife and I lost our jobs due to absence / seak leave – still unemployed with our relation now highly “under pressure”.
Me being both mental and physical “toast” at New Years I decided to do different.
As my dear readers may know I started 2015 by “not doing” / by stopping – first smoking and then drinking.
Time is up for next step. Start Doing. Me daring following one of my old dreams. May 11th I will take the first step – out of thousands. That night I will celebrate 100 Days sober at the Albergue de peregrinos de Orreaga Hostel – following “the exhausting initial stage of St James’ Way” – the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.
Family resources not up for me doing the entire 800 kilometers – But hey, am I now dreaming about my 10 days / some 250 km of Stage 1 mindfull walking in the Pyreness mountains.
2014 is so much last year – 2015 is my Annus Mirabilis !
Learning to follow my dreams – one day at a time.