Hi, hello… Life has been busy. Well maybe not to the standards of most but for me it’s been hard just to keep up with life let alone have time to write or paint. With a leaky basement 😩😩😩 storm drains backing up not to mention the totally normal random day to day bs of life,love,relationships,divorce,kids,parkinson’s,parking and traffic. I’m pretty much done after half that stuff lol.
Life as a whole depending on how I choose to look at it is either pretty darn cool and getting better or ridiculously complex and beyond my words of expression. Thankfully I tend to land in the first place more often than not.
Since this blog was started to express to others what it’s like to go from 400 mph in life to zero in 16 months due to Young onset Parkinson’s disease I figured, well I’d talk about it for a sec.
Since my diagnosis in Nov 7th 2011 and my epic diagnosis journey that started 16 month prior EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE HAS CHANGED. Now I’m sure that my story isn’t unique but one thing I’m sure of is that it’s been extreme. In short I’ve gone from being a relatively successful retail executive and small business owner to a man with a full time caregiver who often will ask 15 times a day the same question **side note; the question changes often but usually for some reason it’s about dinner..
Parkinson’s sucks big time from my perspective. Thank god I’ve met some amazing people along my journey. People that I would truly lay down my life for. Some I’ve had to say goodbye to and some that have said goodbye to me yet all of whom have been in my life for a reason and for that I’m thankful. For even in my darkest of depressions and days where it feels I’ve no %#€<€£%!! control over my body I’m thankful. I’m thankful for every moment I still get to breath the air outside.
Hopefully before the holidays **Christmas for me
Arrive I’ll be able to complete a series of small pieces that I intend to give as gifts this year. I’m not really sure what I’m doing as far as selling art anymore. I haven’t sold a piece in over a year and I’m not sure I have the ability to deal with all of the aspects of running an online business basically. I don’t know really, I’ll always paint and write. I may just not do it publicly for a while. My life has been far more complicated than I ever could have imagined possible…. Oh well, cé la viē. That’s life.
I hope that any and all that take the time to read this are well. I hope in your life and your heart and soul that you can say you’re happy. If you’re not I hope that courage, strength and faith in yourself find you.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Time is the one gift that you can give another human that means more than anything.
Much love and light.
Benjamin M Prewitt.
“A life in progress.”
**World meet Katelyn, I owe her my life. After being kicked out of my home and then returning from 6 months of very draining and heart breaking travel I came home……..
We found each other and haven’t been apart since. Thank you Katelyn for your support and love. You challenge me daily to be more patient,understanding and compassionate. You make me wake each day and try harder, for these things and more I thank you.