“X” is for Xylophone as in “It is almost time to play the Xylophone for the end of the 2015 Blogging from A to Z Challenge!!”

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives the following full definition for XYLOPHONE: a percussion instrument consisting of a series of wooden bars graduated in length to produce the musical scale, supported on belts of straw or felt, and sounded by striking with two small wooden hammers.

xylophoneWhen I started my blog “What’s Rattling My Cage!” in August 2014, I wanted this to be a blog where I would write about politics, relationships, issues in education, and anything else that I chose to write about. That being said this blog has turned into such a wonderful tool for me to help educate and help others who suffer or have loved ones that suffer from alcoholism/addictions to anything (mine so happens to be cocaine); being a proud homosexual in a still homophobic world and living with HIV/AIDS for 18 years.

This blog has also become a tool of my recovery from my alcoholism/addiction to cocaine. There is nothing greater than being able to be open and honest about who you are, where you have been and where you are going. In Chapter Five “How It Works” of the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous it states, “our stories disclose what we were like, what happened and what we are like now!” How great is it that I have a forum to do just that!! TELL MY STORY!! I love it.

Why did I pick the XYLOPHONE post? Because I want to make as much noise as possible to congratulate myself at the end of the Blogging From A to Z April 2015 Challenge! Why, because I never would have thought that I would be able to submit a post for each of the alphabet and for the most part have them tie back to my recovery. I believe I have done just that and I am so proud because I have increased my numbers followers, I have increased my hits and I have increased my love of being a writer with my new love of blogging!! You see I may not have a contract and get paid to write – but guess what – I am published and it feels awesome!!!

Until next time, that’s “What’s Rattling My Cage!!”

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