Welcome! I am a 56 year old Veteran with 52 months sobriety. I also live in recovery from childhood trauma, mental health issues, and substance abuse. Married for just over two years to Rebecca, who I met on my blog in 2016. We make our home in St. Robert, Missouri, with our beautiful 6 month old daughter, Stella. I write about my life and recovery with brutal honesty. This blog is also a forum for my poetry, and for educating others on how to live "RecoveryWise." My hope for you is you will find a place of meaningful discovery. A place you can visit for a while and find some serenity. #liverecoverywisely! Thank you for visiting!