The Charlois Life

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

The saga continues.  My journey toward becoming the best version of who I was created to be, quickens. For most of my life I bounced around, trying to be the person others thought I should be.  Then, on April 1st, 2018, I had a total mental breakdown.  So began a new chapter in my life.  First, I had to stabilize.  After 7 months, and 6 psychiatric hospitalizations, I was placed in an Assisted Care facility, The Owingsville Manor, in Owingsville Kentucky.

For about a year I struggled.  I was making progress, but it was slow and I wanted to move back to Maysville, where I believed my future would be.  Then, in the summer of 2020 it happened.  I started work with a new therapist, began receiving housing assistance from the VA, and realized the easiest route to my preferred future could be where I was.

It is now two years later and I’ve come a long way.  It has been in these last two years that I have focused on self-examination.  I have asked the hard questions: who am I? what do I believe? And where am I headed?  By asking these questions, (which, we all can do), I have found, for the most part, that my life has been satisfactory.  That does not mean, (as I am discovering), that it is the way I want to finish my stay on this planet, and that is why I’m changing the way I approach my life.

Beginning at the first of the year I dedicated myself to having the best year of my life.  I set some goals, started working on projects, and made drastic changes in the way I was living.  Then, on July 1st, of this year I rededicated myself to this goal, with some fine tuning.

I am happy to report that I have discovered that this is going to be a slow process, but I am up to the challenge.

Therefore, the lesson to be learned is; if other people can examine themselves and change into who they desire, so can I.  Believe in yourself and claim the abundant and eternal life.

Here is to the journey.  May god bless it and us.

Robert A. Charlois III

1 thought on “The Charlois Life”

  1. The way ahead may be bumpy, but continuing to move forward one step at a time leads to a better future.

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