I picked a safe career and became a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) working as a Chief Financial Officer…not surprising for an introvert, right? But I continually advanced my career by moving away from the things that scared me but I never really moved toward anything.
Over time, I felt a small disturbance pushing me beyond the boundaries of survival. What else did I want to do with my time on earth? Is this all there is? I’m great at what I do, but is what I do great? To quiet the chatter, I found myself building a distraction with alcohol, once again, which seemed to make all the noise disappear, but it didn’t.
Eventually, the small disturbance became a large disturbance; alcohol was getting in between me and my purpose, a purpose I didn’t know yet because I had designed a life without one. I woke up to the realization that fear was robbing me of opportunities for growth. Forget destiny cutting my life short, I was living sedated. My passion was alcohol. My thirst was for alcohol.