In this episode, I discuss being sober for 30 days, my short-term and long-term goals with sobriety, and how my life seems to be on somewhat of a better footing and path since I decided to stop drinking.
The tweet: (1) Donovan on Twitter: “As someone who has struggled with alcohol abuse for most of my adult life, yesterday marked 30 days sober for me. Some will say it’s not a big deal, but I think it’s the small victories that lead to greater success. #onward” / Twitter
Donovan was born and raised in the deep south of South Central Georgia, roughly two hours from the Georgia-Florida line. His father was a guitar player, farmer, and eventually blue color worker for GM. His mother suffered from Scleroderma starting a few years after he was born, so she became a home maker. Growing up as an only child, Donovan’s interest included music (though he really never learned to play anything) and anything dealing with technology, but specifically computers.
He has spent his entire life involved with computer technology either as a hobby or as a career. In his middle to late teens, he ran a BBS (electronic bulletin board system – the precursor to the modern day Internet). He learned about networking computer systems, building computers, and communication technologies as part of his career.
Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of running his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) when he was hired first as the Network Manager and eventually the General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for the City of Tifton, known as CityNet.
Today he runs his own IT business and has been podcasting in some form or fashion since 2011.