When I decided to move to San Francisco more than 10 years ago, I also decided I was going to change my life once and for all. Unfortunately, it didn't work out as I'd planned because I began using drugs as soon as I arrived in the City.
I have changed a lot and I have had a good amount of 'clean time'. In fact, I launched a press release writing business which did so well, I eventually had to hire two writers. And I started a mindfulness meditation walk that showed me there is a better way to think and to live life.
The problem is none of those life changes lasted longer than a six months. I invariably turned to drugs again and again. I have to give up drugs if I'm going to create the kind of life I've been dreaming about.
San Francisco is now my home. I've been living here more than a decade and I don't plan to leave any time soon. Before coming here in 2005 I lived in Denver, Colorado for 6 years and before that I lived in Miami, Florida for 6 years. I lived in West Hartford, Connecticut for three years and on and off throughout the years in Houston, Texas.
As you can see I've lived in many different cities and states. It's time to change my life. Again.