Though this might sound terrible, it’s a relief that I can start this post without an outpouring of sadness and emotion such as the one that so consumed me when trying to recap May’s work.
We live in troubling times today, though I’m sure that every generation since the outbreak of World War I (if not before), has felt the same way. Though my heart aches for the world that is presented to me when I look at the news, in a weird sense it also inspires me to be more helpful, to be kinder, to contribute to the greater good in any way that I can.
I believe that in some small way, I have been doing just that throughout June, but that’s just the beginning.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I do, and whether or not I could be doing more to help others. In the log run, this may mean changing careers, or at least changing the focus of this one.
For now, it’s more or less business as usual, so here’s what’s going on in my world this month.
12 Step Convention Website
The town where I live in is hosting its own convention for members of 12 step fellowships. Being passionate about recovery from addiction, I was only too pleased to help out.
Along with using my limited design skills to create tickets and printed posters and flyers, I also built the convention’s website, which can be found at www.leighupfromunder.co.uk.
I’ve had some positive feedback from this so far, so I’m pleased to call it a job well done.
Speaking of Addiction….
…And mental health, and things of that nature, I’ve been busy publishing new stuff over on Medium this month, here’s what I wrote.
I’m nine months without a cigarette now and I’ve been battling my weight ever since, but I’ve learned the real reason for this is because I haven’t addressed the root cause -the emotional pain- that caused me to smoke and be addicted in the first place. I explain more in this article.
I went through a really dark period in my life not that long ago, but I learned a lot from it, and came out the other side with a lot to be grateful for.
Alcohol, food, cigarettes – you name it, I’ve been addicted. Here are a few things I use to help me when I feel like relapsing.
Retro Pro Wrestling
I’ve been having a lot of fun with Retro Pro Wrestling as of late, and not just because I found a whole bunch of old content from a very long time ago that I can start to publish on there.
This month I’ve published two brand new pieces:
Other than that, it’s been a quietly busy month with lots of interesting things going on behind the scenes that I’m not ready to talk about fully yet. All I can say is that that the next couple of months are certainly going to be interesting.
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