How Did I End Up Here?

Looking Back

How Did I End Up Here?

By Ron Munden with Art Smart




In recent years, I have found myself waking up in the middle of the night, my mind racing back to certain moments in my past. It’s as if my subconscious has become a storyteller, recounting events that took place long ago. Sometimes it’s my first day of grade school, other times it’s my first day of work at a Naval Shipyard. Regardless of the event, my mind becomes fixated on the details and replays them over and over again.

Last night was no different. I lay in bed, telling myself to get some sleep, while my mind continued to ramble on for what felt like hours. But then I had an idea – maybe if I wrote down these stories, I could finally put them to rest and get the sleep that I so desperately need.

This morning, over a cup of coffee, I made a list of the 18 events that my mind insists on recounting in the middle of the night. And with that list, a plan began to form. I decided to write a chapter about each event, in the hopes that getting them down on paper will help me let go of them.

I’m not sure if this project will work as a sleeping pill for my mind, or if I’ll even be able to complete it. But I do know that I’m going to try. And while I’m aware that people often write grandiose passages when they write about themselves, I promise to be as honest and authentic as possible.

It’s worth noting that I’ll be writing from memory, without the aid of notes. And considering that these events span over 70 years of my life, there will likely be some inaccuracies. But with that being said, I’m ready to take on this project and see where it leads me.

So, with a deep breath and a fresh cup of coffee, let’s get started.

– Ron Munden


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