Summer 2010.

A little more than three years ago, about May 2010, I first joined team I’m currently working with. Looking three years back, I’m amazed by how much my life has changed and how much I endured during these three years. This song – Suppose I Told The Truth by Crippled Black Phoenix – was with me almost the entire time. A few lines kept coming back, and man, they had a certain expectation, almost demand, in them…

I want to reign like my brothers
Command my own ways

I wish I could say that I can’t quite pinpoint the catalyst that caused that summer to stir my life, turn it upside down and send me on a journey I never dreamed of. I wish, but I know it was certain kind of liquor which shall remain unnamed today as not to tempt others. As much as it caused me to open up to the world – it also, over time, caused a dependency and wreaked much havoc over me, my friends, relationship, work and health.

Three years later, and here I am. Three years of self-discovery, troubled relationships, therapy, excessive drinking and subsequent recovery, corporate jobs, experimental unemployment, spontaneous travels, and so much experience it will last me for years. Three years later I’ve come to realize the dark part of my journey is over.

I’ve never felt this good in my entire life. And not just good – but also confident that this will last.

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