Hello. I am a newby, to this site and to sobriety. I was first introduced to AA almost 20 years ago, but my main desire at that point was to relieve the trouble in my life, not so much to stop drinking. All I wanted was to keep my job this time, keep my daughter, and get people off my back. I wanted to learn how to be "normal", not sober. I was dry for 6 months at the most, then got tired of struggling and went back out to drink for another 17 years or so.
God led me back to AA a couple of months ago when I really wanted nothing to do with it. Now I can't imagine my life without the hope that I have found there. It is totally different this time, and I have such a desire for sobriety and the promises I have been told that working the program will bring. I now have 5 weeks of sobriety, and I am so thankful.
I have been attending frequent meetings and I have an awesome sponsor. The past 3 days, however, I have been "iced in" and have not been able to get out to a meeting. I can't believe the difference it makes going without a meeting. Guess that's why I decided to check out some online resources and found this site. Just kind of "lost" this evening. But still very grateful to be sober.
Kind of rambling here...thanks for letting me share!