I am honored to participate.
Basically, I will be 50 in about 3 weeks, and have had life experiences of a many and wide variety.
I have been married and divorced, lost both parents and both sets of grandparents.
I survived alcohol addiction and have now been sober over 17 years.
Been through bankruptcy.
Became a single father as a result of divorce and successfully raised that child (he will be 20 on his next birthday).
Lost a long term job and moved on.
Came to terms with who and what I am, and came out the other side whole. In the process found a God as he understands me.
As a result of all this, I have remarried and now am in a relationship of over 5 years and growing stronger every day, a relationship based on love, mutual respect and understanding of each other.
Moved to Arizona 6 years ago, bought a house and have resumed my career and grown up mentally and spiritually.