SarahSue wrote:I am ready to begin the steps and looking for support. Can someone please share some steps for a first timer? Thank you.
I was nervous ( we all were) as an out house mouse my first couple of meetings and sat near the exit door just in case. I got a Big Book and they sent a newcomers package around the room with names of the male members of the group to use as "temporary" sponsors. I prayed a lot which helped me tremendously because I couldn't stop by myself. They told me to go to 90 meetings in 90 days (I objected to this since it wasnâ€™t in the Big Book) but either was no relationship in the 1st year. They (older members) of the group said no major decisions in the first year as well. I listened to the members share to find a good sponsor who had what I wanted. I didnâ€™t know what I would want other than be peaceful and somewhat happy without drinking. They told me what they have is in the Big Book with all the promises in the BB.
I found a sponsor that I knew from before I got sober this time that stressed the steps. He was just what I needed. We got on our knees and did steps 1,2,& 3 right off the bat and told me to start my 4th at once. Then we did my 5th step together. Right from there we kneeled and did steps 6th & 7. I got my 8th step from the 4th step inventory and went to town making amends (With my sponsorâ€™s guidance). Today I work steps 10,11, & 12 and Iâ€™m available for newcomers, treasurer of my home group and try to help wherever I can. What a great life I have now. Thank God and the program of AA.
Good luck to you.