Things continue to get better for me the more sobriety I achieve. Through the Grace of God I continue to work, have a family and breathe. I do not have any inclining to drink as the obsession to drink has been lifted from me by my Higher Power. My sponsor and other ex-problem drinkers continue to provide support and encouragement which helps me through my days. I work very long days and as I continue to share at meetings, “working all day is sometimes like eating my vegetables and coming to meetings is like having desert”.
Or sometimes I share that “at first I had fun with alcohol and it was great, but then it got shitty. I came into the program a few years ago and at first it continued to be shitty. But when I got the message it got fun and great.” I don’t always share my experience, strength and hope at every meeting, but I do share. I am trying to listen and hear in addition to sharing. I want what the old timers have and am willing to do anything to get it.