Monday, January 09, 2017

Still Sober...

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  The links are outdated, etc.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.

Love,
Mary Christine

6 comments:

Unknown said...

Glad to hear from you!

Grace-WorkinProgress said...

I am glad to see you are back even if only for a moment. Congrats on retirement how nice for you.

Hope said...

Your retirement sounds wonderful. I can't seem to post on the other space so I am glad I can here.

Annette said...

Those mean commenters obviously dont know you..... This is where I first "met" you. <3

Christina said...

One upon a time, you and I had a tussle. But I always loved reading our words. You're a do-er and that is obvious. Congrats on your retirement and your sobriety. I hope you keep blogging. You have a lot to offer the world, and at this time, the world needs some experience, strength and most especially, hope.

:)

Christina

Mary Christine said...

I don't remember the tussle Christina, but I will apologize. I know I could be very testy at times. You probably caught me at one of those times. I hope I have less sharp edges these days. Thanks for the comment and the encouragement.