Chapter 1 Page 2 As I open the garage door I can’t help but to expect her standing there in the kitchen, but she’s not. I pause for a second after I shut the door to see if I hear any movement. My stomach feels full. The beer is starting to kick in. There’s a … Continue reading Recovered (Page 2)
I started writing my book and it didn’t take long before I felt overwhelmed. I love being creative. In all my 38 years I’ve never had a creative outlet I really loved before now. I only had my job. I was a builder…. I built buildings. I was good at my job because I’m a … Continue reading How to Choose!
Chapter 1 The End was the Beginning Page 1 It’s 3 a.m. and I’m shivering. Half of my body is sweating and the blankets on the bed have lost my heat. My mind is racing. I can’t hold a thought for more than a few seconds. My eyes can’t decide if they want to be … Continue reading Recovered (Rough Draft)
I’m not a writer…. So I write. No one told me I’m not a writer or I could never be a writer, I just don’t consider myself one….YET! I enjoy writing though. Very much so. I enjoy throwing my thoughts onto the screen like a bowl of alphabet soup and then trying to piece it … Continue reading I’m Not A Writer
It was the middle of the day on Friday of all days, when I felt that twinge from my old friend ever so slightly on my lower right jaw. It was like the feeling people get from a healed broken bone or wound when a storm is coming....... I could tell it was gonna be … Continue reading Twothache
I was working in the milk barn a few days ago when I got a text from Jenny our server down at the mealhouse, asking if I had known a guy by the name Marc Harris from when I was in recovery the first time. The name sounded familiar but I couldn’t really say for … Continue reading She Missed Her Marc
January 28th we did our first Plating Change Event! It didn’t go as great as we hoped but it got our feet wet as to what to expect, how to plan, and what to do better for the next one! A fella named Marcus Lemonis started a movement called #platingchange. Marcus is the owner of … Continue reading #platingchange
This week I moved my creative office to my Uncle Rory’s milk barn…. Where his creative office is! Doesn’t sound like much but it’s a big deal to me. He’s a creator, a writer and a film maker.... like I want to be. I know some of you may be saying, “But Mikel, you’re already … Continue reading Milking My Creativity
Have you ever had a dream so real you couldn’t tell the difference, and it would linger in your day way longer than any other dreams? Maybe even weeks or months, heck years! That happens to me when I have dreams of drinking again. They are called using dreams. It’s a dream where you’re using … Continue reading Using Dreams
My prayer life sucks! Or maybe my definition of a prayer life sucks. I talk to God all the time. But not so much in prayer. To me the definition of prayer life is something like…. Someone kneeling next to their bed praying every night. Praying before every meal. Not just getting up early and … Continue reading Pray for US!