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Part 1: What Path Will You Choose?

Part 1: What Path Will You Choose?

April of this year, I'll hit two years of starting beer, wine, & spirits and the time has literally flashed before my eyes.  I have met some amazing people, made new friends, and learned so much through my experiences in different cultures and all the challenges that I have faced while on this journey.

Everyday I am thankful for each and everyone of you that believe in me.  I think about the past two years and I'm living my dream, my purpose, the life I want to live, but today could be a lot different had I chosen a different path.

I remember this picture of me in front of one of the most elaborate temples in Petra, the Al-Khazneh in Jordan.  What's interesting is that looking back at this time it served as a crucial moment for me and what my next move in life was going to be.

While walking through Petra I pondered staying in the military or retiring and starting something new.  Would I stay in the military, something I knew and loved? It would require another 6-10 year commitment, more deployments.  It was a constant battle and conversation in my head.

As the sun was setting and I over-looked this amazing city, I realized I felt most alive when I traveled and while the military is one of the best decisions I made in life, it was my time to have the feedom to feel most alive.  This is one of the first of many decisions I made in starting my journey of beer, wine, and spirits that I will be sharing with you.  Next is Part 2: I found what brings me alive, now what?

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