My name is Dan.

I am a 26 27 28 29 30-something single gay guy. I live in Minneapolis, MN. I grew up in the ‘burbs here, and have lived here nearly all of my life. The only exception being the six months I spent in LA when I was what I called “semi-retired,” or sometimes “on vacation,” or other times, “looking for work.”

I checked myself into an alcohol and drug treatment center in Feb of 2004. Since then I have been an active member of AA and NA and have been sober since. I’m grateful for my sobriety every day.

I’ve worked in advertising for 7 8 9 a while now. I spent 10 years with agencies and have been an independent consultant for a few years after quitting my last job. It’s generally a fulfilling life, but I am still hoping to actually be ‘semi-retired’ by the time I’m 30 40. My life used to be defined by my work/job/career, but these days I’ve discovered other things that mean more to me.

I’ve been single for quite some time, and while I’m not actively seeking out a partner in life, I wouldn’t be opposed if one came along. I’d rather spend my life with someone, rather than without.

My parents are still married after many years of marriage. I have 5 siblings, several nieces and nephews, and a rather large extended family – most of whom are in Minnesota.

I very much value the friendships I’ve maintained over the years. I find it utterly amazing that other people can bring so much joy to someone’s life and am grateful that I’ve been fortunate enough to have had a lot of joy brought to me.

I blog for a few reasons. I began writing after my sponsor in AA suggested I begin journaling as a part of my recovery. Of course I wanted to do it ‘my way,’ so I put it online.

These days I write in an attempt to continue sharing my life with friends and perhaps find new friends. I write because it allows me to think things through. I write because I want to share my life with those who might be interested.

At times my posts will contain nothing but nonsense. Other times they’ll include memories. Sometimes I’ll be ranting. And sometimes I’ll write about something I’ve just learned, or, if you’re lucky, I’ll share my daily epiphany.

And, I write for myself. I don’t know how long I will continue blogging, but years from now I want to be able to look back at this site and read about what I was going through at different points in my life. I want to be able to recall the good times. I want to see how much I’ve (hopefully) grown.

Thanks for reading.


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