It's been two and a half years since I have posted anything. This blog got to be an awful burden and I am surprised I didn't delete it completely. I still get nasty comments from things I posted many years ago. The blog is over 11 years old. I was looking for something yesterday while preparing to meet with one of my sponsees, and came across my blog and actually found it very useful for information about the steps. Amazing! Sort of like my younger self talking to my older self. I found the younger self very helpful.
I celebrated 32 years of sobriety on July 24, 2016. I got sober at 32, so I have now been sober half my life. I was able to retire on December 23, 2016.
Most of the time I am just dumb-founded at what can happen if you just keep staying sober, one day at a time. It doesn't have to be perfect, thank God.
Somehow, by the Grace of God and the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, I was able to stay with the same employer for 21 years and actually earn a pension. Left to my own devices, I would have told off the first person to irritate me and walked out - but somehow that never happened.
Now I am a sober 65 year old woman. I am retired. I have time to do the things I love. It is just so wonderful.
I think I will try writing this blog again. Most everything about it is broken. The links are outdated, etc. I can update that as the urge hits me.
This blog was a huge part of my life for a number of years. I met some of the most wonderful people, most of whom are no longer blogging. I would like to try again. But I must admit, I have no stomach for the ugly comments this thing generates. The last comment I got started with "hey dummy!" Some, of course, are a lot worse. I will try to let it roll off my back.
Thanks for reading, please leave a comment. If you have a blog, let me know so I can come and visit.