Who am I?
I am a perfectly imperfect, totally f**ed up human being trying to be the best father, husband, friend, leader, son, and brother that I could be.
I stopped drinking alcohol around 2009.
It was a decision that changed everything.
I lived in a former mining village in South Wales called Ogmore Valley. I was a 19-year rail worker, married 15-years, and had a beautiful son called Jude.
In the next few years, I left my railway career and travelled to 28 countries across five continents, building 1000 Days Sober while trying (and failing) to be a professional poker player.
My childhood sweetheart and I divorced, and it wasn’t pretty.
I lost regular contact with my son.
I quit gambling, porn and sugar.
I fell in love and married my queen, Liza.
I had another child, Zia.
I emigrated to the US.
My name is Lee Davy; I am not an alcoholic, I refuse to be anonymous, and I spend every minute reparenting my true self, so it feels safe to reveal my full majesty, love and power to the world.
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