The other night my husband and I had our friend over for dinner. Halfway through the meal my husband said, "I was thinking that you should tell our friend your story." My response was, "What story? My AA story?" Yes, that was what he was talking about. At first I hesitated...why on earth would I … Continue reading Right where I need to be
Month: April 2014
The Show Went On
I posted recently about a presentation I was scheduled to do at the college where I work about Alcohol Awareness Month. I met with some resistance from my supervisor about including the fact that I am in recovery from alcoholism myself, in the presentation. You can read the whole story here and here. Well, … Continue reading The Show Went On
Turning over my will
Step Three of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous says: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him." This week I am working on step three as I go through the steps with my sponsor. I think that of all of the … Continue reading Turning over my will
500 days and counting….
I don't really count sober days anymore, but today marks a milestone for me. 500 days sober! Woo Hoo! As I told one of my friends today, it's a f*cking miracle!! When I was actively drinking, I gave up or lost a lot of things. Now that I have been sober for 500 days, I … Continue reading 500 days and counting….
Update – Too smart, too young, and too pretty to be an alcoholic
Last week I wrote about a situation that happened at work that had me questioning how to handle the ignorance of my supervisor about alcoholism and recovery. I wanted to give you, my fellow bloggers and friends, an update about the situation and let you know what I have decided to do. But first, I … Continue reading Update – Too smart, too young, and too pretty to be an alcoholic
Came to believe…
Step Two of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous says: "Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." As I go through the steps again with my sponsor, I am currently working on step two. This step asks us to consider two things: 1) trusting that there is something … Continue reading Came to believe…
Too smart, too young, and too pretty to be an alcoholic
Ok, my fellow bloggers, I am looking for your insight and advice about something that happened today. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and I have been asked to speak about alcoholism at our school assembly later this month. This will be my second year doing it. The reason that I have been asked to do the … Continue reading Too smart, too young, and too pretty to be an alcoholic
Healthy Habit #4 – A Month of Kindness (and an update on Yoga)
For 2014, I committed to starting some Healthy Habits. So far, they have all been about me (there's an alcoholic for you!), I've started daily prayer, meditation, and yoga. But this month I am going to make my Healthy Habit about others. I am going to practice kindness, each and every day. Each month … Continue reading Healthy Habit #4 – A Month of Kindness (and an update on Yoga)