Hey Cheryl! Another welcome to the site!!!
Glad you found us. Make yourself at home. Looking to hear more from you!
Where is St. Joseph? (I guess I could look on the map... maybe I will)
Just wondering how far away from Fort Smith - St. Joseph, is?
Did you make it to the Springtime in The Ozarks conference in Eureka Springs?
I've been to St. Petersburg. Sober! During my first year sober I spent a few months down in Florida, checking out what it was like to be sober! Had me a cool camera, hundreds of rolls of film, a guitar, a van with a bed in it... and a bunch of camping stuff... and was headed to the Florida Keys to chase gators with my camera! It was awesome. Met a lot of interesting people down there. I had lost my Florida AA Directory that I was traveling with, and would cruise restaurants late at night, looking for cars with bumper stickers... like "Friend of Bill W." and "One Day At A Time" and "Easy Does It".... When I found them, I knew I would find some friend's of Bill W. inside having a meeting after the meeting!
As I'm writing this... it's bringing up such good memories, I think I'll call the Realtor tomorrow and get my house sold and buy another van! It was an awesome time in my sobriety... being a newcomer and traveling around the USA, trying to find out how to live sober, one day at a time... and hoping to find a concept of God as I understood him, so that I could try to make some sort of "conscious contact with Him."
It also brings up some of the bad memories... some of the nights when I would sit shaking... terrified that I was going to drink again... pulling my hair out because I felt like my brain was dead... but still in pain... scratching... because I itched all over... even freshly out of a shower!!! I sure wouldn't want to be new again!!!! Talk about tough! Yikes, I could never do it again!
Wouldn't you just know it? The topic is YOU... and me welcoming you... and here I am talking all about me!!! Some things... will they ever change?
Best wishes to you....