Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Yesterday I was feeling ambitious about writing about my ponderings and observations about alcoholism. I didn't have to be anywhere until 8:30 yesterday. Today is another thing entirely. I have to be out of here in just over an hour, so I have no time to write this thing I intend to write. I will try to do it tonight.
I will likely change my header and maybe my blog name - again. I intend to express some opinions and with the header "I am a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous," I probably shouldn't do that. I had a blog name I really liked at one time - "One Sober Alcoholic" but someone came along and called himself something so similar that it confused me and everyone else so I changed the name to "Being Sober." Well, all I ever wanted this blog to be is a daily writing by someone who is just One Sober Alcoholic. Just one. Not speaking for Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole. But writing as one who has been blessed to be able to come to AA and get sober and stay that way.
But it's going to be a 12 hour work day, so I might not get to it tonight. I have yet more problems at work. I am telling you, this is hard on a person.
Yesterday I went to visit someone at my former workplace. He is facing an unwelcome retirement. He is my age and is dreading retirement. I talked about how good it is for people of "our age" to step out of our comfort zones and do something different. I told him how I left my comfort there and stepped out and am now mostly uncomfortable. He laughed, but he knew what I meant. I am so grateful I got the guts up to go visit him. We had a love/hate relationship over the years - but the truth is, we HAD a relationship for over 17 years and I need to honor that.
OK, gots to go! Say a quick prayer for your friend Mary Christine if you can. Whatever is going on today, I have a new green jacket to wear and that can make a day pretty good!
Thanks to God.