I’ve never created a year end type summary post because quite frankly there hasn’t been a whole hell of a lot to “highlight”. This year though, I feel like my Phoenix spread it wings and started to lift off. Before I start I want say whole heartedly thank you all for your love and encouragement.

It’s one thing to come out of the ash knowing you are no longer the same. Taking flight is a whole other endeavor. It took 4 years of self imposed imprisonment for me to finally start to rise. As weird as it sounds, it wasn’t until my alimony and maintenance agreements were complete that I felt my sentence was lifted.

3 things I’m thankful for accomplishing in 2019

  1. Getting fricken sober! Can I get an amen from the choir. (Pausing for the amen now. Maybe even some whoop whoops). This completely pulled me out of the fog of my life from numbing and forced me to face my dragons and start working through my shit and see I’m lovable. I’m worthy. I have tons of love to give,
  2. Getting healthier. Emotionally and physically. These accomplishments all flow together like dominos. Being sober forced me into becoming aware and seeing facing the dragons is the only way forward. I kicked my ass halfway through the year for not making progress on losing some weight and made good gains in that area.
  3. Getting social. I forced myself past discomfort and now get out with other folks at least 4 to 5 times a week. I also just recently met someone who I thoroughly enjoy spending time with and am looking forward to continue to grow that relationshipโค๏ธ

Along with all this, I feel like WE grew closer. Yes my little tribe of misfit cape crusaders have grown to a pretty neat tight group! I’m so grateful for you all in my life. This has been the best therapy for me becoming friends with you๐Ÿค—. I’m starting to take flight and know this new decade will bring new experiences, joy, and growth for us all.

Thanks again,


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    • Thank you, Cristy. Iโ€™ve learned sharing is the way to go for sure. Even though thereโ€™s sometimes butterflies right before hitting that publish key, I have faith that love will come flooding back to me. I truly meant it when I said this community has been my best therapist. Hoping all the best for you in 2020๐Ÿ˜Š

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  1. Had a word with the celestial chorus and they told me to pass on angelic amens and a host of hallelujahs. Glad for you Dwight that 2019 has been such a transformational year. Fly high my friend but donโ€™t fly too close to the sun- remember what happened to Icarus – unless youโ€™ve made your wings without the wax (Dwight not sure where Iโ€™m going with this image๐Ÿ˜•) Bring on 2020!

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  2. AMEN times 1000 and Whoop di whoop!!! Thatโ€™s fantastic and Iโ€™m delighted itโ€™s been such a great year for you. Thanks so much for embracing me into your little group of misfits … I love being a misfit โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ
    You should be so proud … rocking and rolling
    Claire xxx

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  3. I am more of a “whoop whoop!!” person. I’m so happy for you. Also, isn’t it amazing what we learn about ourselves when we push ourselves out of our comfort zones? Keep pushin’ and posting Dwight, your posts are inspiring. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I can’t claim to be in your group of misfits (although I am one), but I’m on the side-lines cheering you on! Sounds like 2020 is going to be a fantastic year for you! Great job you!!! ll

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