Today’s article marks the end of a 10-year promise that I made to myself and marks the beginning of the next chapter of my life as well, to whatever comes next, one that has yet to be written. For what began as an online journal of sorts and morphed into something much bigger, for something much Greater, I have continued to expand both my mind and my heart in the process.
TheTwelfthStep has been an amazing adventure that so many have supported me along the way in my efforts to keep this going. While there have been many blessings and many heartaches through it all, each has helped me onto a much Higher Path of consciousness and one I am thankful for every individual who publicly and privately messaged me along the way. Each of you, in your own unique expressions of God has helped me to become something more, and as I continue to spiritually grow, after posting 3,650 entries in here, I know it’s time to take a much-needed break from this.
Every late night, just after midnight, for the past 10 years, I’ve written from my heart, about gratitude, about addictions, about my painful journey, about life experiences, about love, about heartache, about jokes, and everything in between. I grew to become more and more transparent in each of the things I posted, including so many pondering questions to insightful quotes. And somewhere along the way, I became someone else, and something else, and each of you helped to play a part in that.
I actually don’t know exactly who I’m becoming now, but what I do know I’ve done is achieve something I set my mind and my heart out to do ten years ago, and that was to write for ten consecutive years, every, single, day, all to reveal each and every thing I went through in life to make myself fully transparent with the world.
What I’ve learned through this all is that it really is ok for each of us to be ourselves, even when fear tries to tell us otherwise. And it really is ok to step out on our own and beat to our own inner drum, even when society tells us we shouldn’t. I’ve done that now for ten straight years and I most assuredly can tell you it’s been so very freeing. I’m a better man now because of it and have become far lighter and far brighter because of it as well.
I know I will miss my daily interactions with everyone that came from maintaining this blog on a daily basis, but I’m not saying goodbye to it either. I’m just choosing to take a much-needed break to see what God has in store for me next. Maybe it will be taking my writing in a different direction or reporting on a whole new chapter in a life that begins elsewhere. Regardless of whatever comes next, I love all of you unconditionally and hope that TheTwelfthStep has blessed you in some way, shape, or form somewhere along the way.
From my heart to yours, one soul to another soul, thank you. I truly love you all unconditionally.
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson