Day 700 Clean & Sober
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Yesterday, I had 23 months sober and it was pretty cool. I went to 2 different meetings. One was a closed meeting, and the other was an open speaker meeting at a group I have never been to before. I went with a good friend and I met some new people and it was nice. I haven't ever been to many other groups before, which I know I need to go to more, different ones, since I have so many available around me. Not saying I was scared, but I was out of my comfort zone, but it was good for me. Today, I want to talk about the two acronyms of FEAR. One was what I did when I was drinking/using...forget everthing and run. It was much easier. Fear was ruling my life. I would do anything to get out of responsibility, paying bills, whatever. Today when I am afraid, I don't run. I rise. I face it, head on. Life is going to throw things at me, things I have no control over, but I have God on my side and He will help me through it. No matter what it is. Now I haven't been through any major things in my sobriety YET, but I know when I do, what I can and will do. Today, I have my God, my faith, my friends in AA, my friends in church, my family, so many more things than I ever had when I was drinking or using. Today I have a support system. I can't do it alone, and I don't have to. That's all for today. Have a great one!
1/11/2016 01:45:17 pm
Yes ma'am!! Right on!! Face Everything And Recover one day at a time!! Recovery and life rocks. We have great support today and no one is ever alone unless they choose to be. Going to different meetings is a great thing. Not only do you get to meet new support but the samething you would hear at an old meeting you always go to is great, but when you go to a new one you could hear the samething and it be 10× more potentent just because it is from someone new. In recovery we must always remain teachable. I'm super proud of you and grateful to be able to call you my friend
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