The Why

In 2018, I experienced a debilitating health condition. It has been hard for me to explain exactly what happened to me. I could describe it as a nervous breakdown, an emotional meltdown, a mental health crisis, any of those will work. But I have come to know this event as my “Great Awakening.” I chose this name because, I was awakened to something that had been wrong for a very long time. This issue revealed itself in a very powerful and dramatic way and it was a seismic moment that has forever changed me.

I am not sharing my journey toward emotional health from the standpoint of having “arrived,” or as one who has mastered something. I am simply sharing with you a journey of personal discovery and healing that I am on, that will continue throughout my lifetime. This journey is about learning to know and love who I am. It is about learning to separate my behaviors from my identity. It’s about learning to embrace, hold, and love the REAL me. Sharing my story and my many learnings is part of my healing journey, and it is my hope that it will encourage you to begin one of your own. If you live on planet earth, you have encountered great emotional pain. It is an inescapable part of human existence. We can either run from our pain or learn to comfort and heal it. It is my earnest desire that you will join me in choosing the latter.

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Welcome to Pain 2 Play – my personal blog. I’m a husband, father, business owner and man of faith. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you. I welcome discussion and look forward to getting to know you.

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