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It’s tempting to write, “It was a dark and stormy night,” a la Snoopy, or “I was born a poor, black child,” quoting Steve Martin in The Jerk.
Or maybe I should compose more serious words, something subtly Hemingway-ish.
I have no idea how to begin the first post of a brand new blog and I’ll admit that I’m nervous. I’m also a perfectionist and I want you to like me. I want my blog to drip with brilliant pearls of wisdom and have everyone who reads it write a glowing comment about my wisdom and insight.
I want, I want, I want . . . can you relate?
If you’re a person in recovery, I hope you can.
My desire (notice I didn’t say “want” again) is to share my recovery journey with you. I don’t have a desire to share a drunkalogue, although I’m a huge fan of speakers sharing their stories of what it was like, what happened and what it’s like now. Instead, I’d like to have an ongoing conversation about what works and doesn’t work in staying sober day-by-day.
B Here Today. Boil sobriety down and what’s left in the bottom of the pot is a glop of daily moments that sometimes needs seasoning, sometimes tastes just right and sometimes needs to be tossed in the trash. My glop, my choice.
Each day is filled with choices, isn’t it?
Today, May 20, 2010, is my 19th sobriety birthday and I am supremely grateful that the God of my understanding allowed me to make the choice to be here today.
What choices are you making today? Want to share?

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  1. Patti says:

    Congratulations Beth!! What a way to begin your 20th year! I will have 18 years next month and I find it amazing that it as if I am the Butterfly emerging from the Chrysalis yet once again!! What a Glorious Journey it is. Magnificent!!
    Love and Blessings,

  2. Michele T says:

    Congrats Beth! I'm so proud to know you! And, BTW, the Jerk is one of my all-time favorite movies 🙂
    Keep living large!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    Congratulations Beth! I heard someone in a meeting this week express gratitude for his shoestrings! So, there you have it.
    The choices I am making today are many, and they aren't always easy. What I know is that, without my sobriety, any choices will not be in my best interest. Keep up your great writing as I know you have much wisdom to share! Happy 19th Birthday!

  4. Lynne says:

    OMG Beth, how wonderful! I love it. It just doesn't seem that long ago does it. You have such a way with words so I do believe this will be a wonderful tool!!!! I love the words "living large" isn't that just beautiful. I love you my friend!

  5. LaDonna Coy says:

    Congratulations Beth – this is a huge accomplishment and I love you for the hard work you've done and are doing. You are such a gift and this blog is sure to be yet another. Be well and happy 🙂

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