It’s a meeting I’ve been meaning to go to for a long time, since I moved. I’ve been using my location as an excuse not to go to my “usual” meeting and not go to a meeting AT ALL. Bad girl! Haha
The only ever meeting I went to besides Usual Meeting I hated, so I was really apprehensive to go to another one. But last night, I just effing did it, ya’ll. And guess what? IT WAS AN AWESOME MEETING!!
First of all, it was a women’s meeting, which, no offense to the guys, I love. Men change the tone of the meeting so much, and while sometimes that’s good to mix things up, it can be really jarring when I just want a nice, comforting meeting with my Usual Ladies who I look to as mother/aunt/sister-figures.
There were maybe 20 women, so it was also the largest Al Anon meeting I’ve ever been to. Many were still in business-casual work clothes, and several of them were much closer to my age than those ladies in my Usual Group. I have a really good feeling that I will find someone at this meeting to be my sponsor. :)
The topic of the meeting was “Keep Coming Back”—we read from Courage To Change for November 17. The woman who was leading wasn’t even sure if it was “a good topic”, but that she was feeling a lot of gratitude for what continually coming back to these meetings has done for her life. It turned out to be a brilliant topic, of course, because the motivation to get your happy ass to meeting can be really tough, but once you are there, there is almost always a sense of peace and calm and relief. Everyone shared, and almost every person said something that resonated with me. I’m so glad I went.
So, my goals for the near future are as follows:
- Read my daily readers on a daily basis! (I have Hope For Today and Courage To Change.)
- Get an effing sponsor!
- Get back to work on my Steps Journal that I started.
- Continue to work on being honest and open with Qualifier. So far, it’s been working well and getting better for both of us.
Thanks for letting me share!