Great stuff all. It's been an wild ride for sure. My current sponsor is from NH and I spent a lot of time around them parts when I was younger. Some of them I even remember
Let the proverbial Pheonix rise
I could never ever have dreamed the course my life would take this year when I landed in Singapore from Manilla. I had drank from Dec. 8th until Dec. 19th and didn't eat the last week or so. I was a derelict in one fine hotel and was one fine site the day I checked out.
Lost my job in the middle of that.
Got back into the meetings and a new sponsor who kicked my butt and just worked AA one day at a time and just kept the faith that if I did the next right thing things would work out as they should. Not as I want but as they should. Today I am employed and apart from being a bit of a lazy bu*$ger I am employable.
I do not know what the future will bring but I do not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. I have once AGAIN worked through the steps and my new approach is to try to apply the principals to my entire life. My goal is to be the same person all the time in every situation but that will still require work
Welcome Gary. I can not express in words the important role this site and the people on it have played in my life in 2009.
I have a 5 year old daughter. Last Christmas was very interesting but with the help of my sponsor she was able to have a Christmas that worked in the sense that she did not see the reality of what had happened. It is a blessing for me really one of the first ones of the new journey.
My wife on the other hand was a zombie I had to literaly pull her around the shops to get some gifts for my kid. She was already gone and I had to at least keep it together so that if we were going to get divorced that we did it properly. I was not fighting it just trying to keep it sane.
Those early days really became one day at a time for me and that faith:D
I can forget all that also but I make an effort now not to. An effort I never made before. I better shut up. Now. Take care all.