I am still flirting with the idea of going to Hawaii. Actually it is more than a flirtation. I just need the time to sit down and book it all in the most sensible way... and that is not happening this week. Maybe this weekend. I talked with my sponsor about it - expecting her to tell me that it is extravagant and I should never do anything like this - I should get a second job cleaning toilets, or something... but she said "do it!" And when I told her I was leaning towards staying at the luxury resort hotel instead of the one that costs half as much, she said "do it!" It is very exciting to think of doing this thing - my 50th state. I wanted to go to Alaska first and I am glad I did... but now Hawaii is just hanging out there in the pacific, waiting for me to come.
I am training again, and here's an equation for you:
Mary Christine + Running = Happy Mary Christine.
Yesterday I found out (via facebook) that a former sponsee is dating a former boyfriend. That felt really icky. So I "unfriended" my first person on facebook (the former b.f.) because there are some things I would just rather not know - like that she thinks he is "a good kisser". I am on the fence about facebook and may totally get out of it.
AA is such a small world. It can lead to some pretty crazy almost incestuous situations. Most of the time we do pretty well, but sometimes it is disastrous.
I am so grateful that all this technology and constant communication were not in my life in early sobriety. I am not sure I could have survived it.
But I know that I am just where I am supposed to be today, and that it is a pretty nice place... full of fragrant roses after a run, tons of friends, and family who love me. YAY!