We have shown how we got out from under. You say, “Yes, I’m willing. But am I to be consigned to a life where I shall be stupid, boring and glum, like some righteous people I see? I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I? Have you a sufficient substitute?”
Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead. Thus we find the fellowship, and so will you (Big Book 152).
Well, hello there. Some of you have read my blog before, but for those who have not, allow me a moment to introduce myself. My name is Ann Kroger. I live a bit north of Houston, Texas. I have been sober for nine years, and writing this blog for the last two.
A few months ago, amid a flurry of activity and sober living, I realized I needed a breather from the self-imposed stress of deadlines.
But now, the click-clacking of the keyboard is beckoning me. I am ready to return with a newer and more exciting version of my old blog. This time, I am inviting both strangers and friends to submit their own posts and writings. Recovery is, after all, a “we” thing, and I am tired of my own voice.
Posts will come out on Tuesdays. This time, I hope to spark more conversation and commentary. If it is your anonymity keeping you from contributing your opinions, you can create an anonymous name on WordPress. If you want to write a post or ask a question of me personally, I urge you to email me. I am a real person. I will read your emails and answer them.
Anywho, I hope you are all doing well. Talk to you soon!