Wednesday, May 25, 2011


i feel better today, even though nothing has changed. i seem able to handle all the things i'm not crazy about and just not care.

Most likely it has to do with what i did last night -- i went with friends from AA and spoke about the program at a Detox. i've been in a couple of detoxes (both for alcohol and drugs), and i could relate to the patients, although most were pretty young.

it felt like an opportunity to be helpful or useful to someone else. who knows if anything we said will resonate or help anyone, but it may and that's good enough. we'll be going every Tuesday, and i so look forward to it.

all day when i'd get irritated at work today, i'd think about going to the detox, and i'd feel so much better about my life and what i'm doing.

besides, it's sunny and beautiful outside, i'm going to the bookstore this evening, and i might even treat myself to a pedicure. ahhh.

also, i found out that my job doesn't deduct anything for health insurance, so in a way, i make more than i thought. and that's pretty nice.

i've felt better since first thing this morning, and it's 2:30 pm now. that's a good run for me! YAY.


  1. I'm happy to hear that you are doing well :-) I'm doing pretty well now as well. Hope it will stay like that for both of us for a while. Have a nice day!

  2. Great that you are feeling better! Sometimes it is just the little things. And what a great thing you are doing in speaking to the young people in detox. I'm sure you will make a difference in someone's life by doing this.

  3. I'm glad you're having a good day :)

    I think you are an amazing person for going to talk to other people about your recovery! I think I would probably struggle a bit if I had to see people going through difficult things I had been through -- but it is people like you who really inspire others going through recovery!! I think it's really self-less of you to take the time to help others. Who knows, maybe some type of job where you can help others will be on your horizon??

    ~take care :)

  4. I'm so glad you're well. Keep plugging! :)