” Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point on order to move forward.” C.S.Lewis
Life has done that thing it does to all of us. It’s moved forward whil I found myself still hanging on. I’m hanging on to some pain,some loss, and as hard as it is to adnit, some guilt. Unfortunately, i’m an hangeroner from way back. I am an Old White Guy (OWG). I like to think i am progressive but still i handle my grief, pain and loss like many of the OWG’s before me”power through, tamp it down, anger and avoidance.
I know it’s killing me.
Over the years it’s affected me in some not so great ways (see my waistline and blood pressure for more details). I’ve done most of the usal things to try and “let go”, but I find I simply can’t keep going down that same road I’ve travelled time and again.
So, here I am.
I have to learn to travel a new road, in a new way, with a new map! My hope is that by documenting my efforts here I might help myself chart that new map and help other that find themselves in similar circumstances do the same.