I was just reading a few of your replies and for the first time, i found myself wanting to introduce myself.
I am an alcoholic and my name is Harriet. I discovered this Forum two nighs ago when i was googling to find information/worksheets for Step 4. It was about 1230 am on Sunday Morning, and about 2 HOURS INTO MY FIRST BIRTHDAY... so, that makes this day number 367. lol... it is funny, because my friend had to tell me that today. I haven't been counting the days.... because I seriously haven't had too. They have run together because for once in my life; Im gettin it.
I really like this opportunity to just pop online and be able to chat or read up on other fellows when i am unable to get to a meeting. It is yet another way to stay sober and Connected.
I am attending one of the treatment Centers that i graduated from (sadly there were a few), this Wed. eve. I am going there to tell the new group of women my recovery story. It amazes me that i am doing that.. Me, i am finally "that person".. You know how we all looked up to the person with one yr. wow.... that was so cool, and yet it seemed so hard to achieve.
Anyway, today i am living a pretty awsome life. I am turning 40yrs old and i feel like my life is sort of just beginning. i hope so anyway. Aside from cleaning up the wreckage i have made of my career; life is pretty good. I love the PROMISES of AA because i can honestly say that I a good example of the promises coming true if you are working a good solid program.
In the early months of my recovery i use to beat myself up and say "if only i had gotten this earlier".. if only.... but as time passed and i got healthier and healthier, i began to understand that my recovery happened when it happened for a Reason. There is a a reason for everything. Today i even find myself grateful for the hand god dealt me and the disease i will forever live with. Going through the difficulties i have faced, and later, the recovery path i walk, is a gift that i would never want to give back. I am a happier, more spiritual, loving, caring and genuine person than i ever was in my past.
I am so grateful for AA, and the membership for being a big part of my life; and now i am thankful for all of you as well..
Have a good 24.
Your sister in Recovery.