Day 76 – Notes from an AA Convert

The topic of my Sunday morning meeting today was Service, and it allowed me to reflect upon and acknowledge all the service I’ve received since I became a part of the program. And what I really wanted to come here to record, for myself and others, is the amazing community I’ve found in AA. As I’ve […]

Day 74

I went to a luncheon today for the Houston Council on Recovery. That’s where I’m doing IOP and another group member had an extra ticket and invited me to go. As I was driving there I reflected on something. The other day on the Shair podcast they were talking about how there are a lot […]

Day 60

Honestly, I was getting close to ‘fuck it’ today. I just felt sick of all this recovery stuff. At a meeting last night I was so irritated by all the Recovery Words everyone has to insert into every thought. The thought of the recovery podcasts I used to enjoy is just like, ugh. Do I […]

Day 56

I got a sponsor. It felt like asking someone on a date! I met this woman at my first meeting ever, and got a really good vibe from her. She was on my shortlist of 2 for women I was considering asking. She continued to text me and check on me after that first meeting […]

Day 51

Man the day count has seemed to go slow since day 30! Sober vacation #1 (this time around) is a wrap! I successfully navigated 4 days in Seattle with my boyfriend, brother, and brother’s girlfriend, all of whom still drink. My brother and his girlfriend offered not to drink if I preferred, but I said it was […]

Day 38

I told my therapist yesterday that I am surprised how motivated I am by the monthly AA chips (I just got my 2nd, 30 days, last Friday). She said oh, you like the positive reinforcement? Why yes. Yes I do. As evidenced, perhaps, by the 3 (THREE) sobriety tracker apps on my phone? I’ve known that […]

Day 19 and IOP

Hey there. So, I joined an Intensive Outpatient Program. It’s 4 days a week, for a total of 9 hours. There is group therapy, individual therapy, lecture, and a mindfulness class. If my boyfriend can make it work with his work schedule, it will go up to 10 hours a week with the addition of […]