Having the Courage to Share Your Story With the World!

This morning's pink sky reminded me that beauty and blessings are all around us!

This morning’s pink sky reminded me that beauty and blessings are all around us!

By Jeff Emmerson

See that pink sky in the distance? Wow, was it ever striking this morning from my Calgary balcony. It’s Monday morning, and I LOVE Mondays. You might not be too used to hearing that, but it’s the absolute truth in my case. The reason is because through thick and thin, despite some heart-wrenching traumas and challenges, I love life! I’m in the midst of finally getting my gripping, inspirational memoir manuscript edited and prepared to be sent to literary agents, and that’s just the start. I’m also enjoying a wonderful family life here in my new home of Calgary, Alberta after moving across the country a month and a half ago, and everything is going smooth now. It’s a whole new world.

As I continue my other blog, the one about Adult ADHD and what it’s like to have the condition, I’m finding that more and more people out there want support, inspiration and to share their experiences in this crazy thing called life. I love connecting with like-minded people who are passionate and don’t live on auto-pilot, as I call it. We all have our own set of challenges, blessings and potential, but many out there aren’t making the most of theirs for any number of reasons. Sometimes, the difference between success and failure in life is support from others. I know it first hand, since as positive as I am, I found myself up against a life or death battle with an early mid-life crisis, a near suicide and a stay in the psych ward.

We all fall down, but the key is to take baby steps toward getting back up, re-igniting the fire within, and opening our eyes to the world of opportunities around us! It was hard to do that when I was depressed. In fact, it was hard to get out of bed some days, but I did it. I kept the thought way back in a pocket of my mind that maybe, just maybe I could fight and win against the mental war I was waging within.

Returning to the title of this post, whether you’re an up-coming author like me, or you could care less about that stuff, your story affects those around you – will you have the courage to live to the fullest and tell your story YOUR way? Will you take “the oath” to hang in there through thick and thin, come hell or high water on the way to living your life to the fullest?

We get ONE life. Answer me this: how many days do you have left? If you knew, would you change things?

Goodbye comfort zone! I’m airing my dirty laundry to help others to see that they can do it too. This is what I call growth, evolution and compassion. Each one teach one!

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