Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The "feds" showed up where I work yesterday. They will be there for 2 more days. This is what I live for at work. They were "expected" for an unannounced visit earlier in the year, and this is why I never took a summer vacation this year. So now they are here, and after 2 more days of intense work and pressure, I will be able to take a vacation. I will probably wait until early November - and maybe I will drive over to the western slope and visit my sponsor.
Most people find the pressure of these things almost unbearable. But I think most alcoholics have had such a lifetime of thriving on self-created crisis and pressure that we can get through these situations - we almost thrive on them. In my first one, my boss asked me how I was doing, and I told him I felt like I was "in the zone" and that I was really having fun! He was happy to hear that.
I better get ready for work and get out of here.
"When pain comes, we are expected to learn from it willingly, and help others to learn. When happiness comes, we accept it as a gift, and thank God for it." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 306