My single biggest contribution towards making the world a better place is my children, Alex and Abby.
I mean just look at them. They are so special. I truly can't believe how good they are and how enjoyable it is to be their parent. In the same breath I am just as proud of my sobriety and my marriage . Both are things I work at, both need attention and commitment to flourish. Both require discipline, patience, understanding, nurturing, love and time.
I have done one for 20 years and the other for 10. I have had good times and hard times but I have always stayed committed. I am always amazed by this, that I have the stamina, the dedication that marriage takes. I wouldn't have bet on me. I come from a broken home, I am an alcoholic and I loathe routine. It's funny really. But I gotta say, I do like a challenge. And marriage is always challenging so in this way I am never bored...
I am also proud of starting my own business, from scratch, one chair and antique collectible at a time. My business plan was just a simple idea to make my space a store and a studio and see what happens. It continues to unveil itself. I started this blog completely ignorantly with 1 follower, and today I have 92. I will be 2 years old in January 2012 and I am still such a beginner. The hardest part is just like marriage, sobriety and kids-making through the tough times. You keep at it anyway and then the tough times change and they become good again.