Thank you Landmark for the life you gave me access to 7 years ago this month. I took the Landmark Forum to divorce my wife after 14 years of estrangement in a 21 year marriage and as a surprise result fell in love with her again.
We recently celebrated our 28th year Anniversary.
I spent almost 55 years of not dancing and being fearful of being found out I couldn’t dance. It grew to a phobia like fear until I created a new possibility of enjoying dancing with my wife that had me lit up more than my fear and I became accomplished in modern ballroom dancing and also Victorian Ballroom…the latter of which I became a member of a dance cast and a dance host for. I have danced with about 1700 ladies in the 4 years since I took on the role of dance host each Dickens Christmas Fair. I ended my old relationship of avoidance with my mother. It had got so bad when I grew up that I joined the Army during Vietnam for my safety. This year 40 years of avoidance after that event I created a new possibility with my mother. I now have the kind of mother I had always wanted….one who loved me, who was proud of me, who wanted my success. I get to love my mother.
I took on my health dropping 70# in 6 months from 290# as I lived into a new possibility of vitality. My mobility was at stake. With 2 bad knees I saw myself as likely to be in an electric scooter soon. Instead I have more mobility than I have had in at least a decade. With the same 2 bad knees I added schottiche, the mazurka waltz and polka to what I do as a Victorian Ballroom dance host and dancing from opening to closing each weekend of Dickens Fair I was keeping up with the 20 year olds I was dancing polka with and I am 59.
My effectiveness as a Teamsters Union leader has skyrocketed and I get to take this education with me in case presentation, in negotiations, in making both my members and the employers being gotten and valued. I get to make a huge contribution. I also am starting my 7th year as an Introduction Leader for Landmark in Sacramento CA.
Can’t wait to see what I take on next.