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by Ida
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: how do you deal with boredom?
Replies: 19
Views: 5269

Re: how do you deal with boredom?

If you would have asked me five years ago to do any type of service, I would have laughed in your face. I have to say that once I stopped drinking, I found service to be very helpful. I started off small, chaperoning dances and simply saying "yes" when people I care about when they need help. Now, I...
by Ida
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: My sponsor fired me last night
Replies: 83
Views: 37057

Re: My sponsor fired me last night

I'm sorry you are having a hard time, BigD. If you have slipped 3 times while working with this sponsor, perhaps it is best to try and work with someone else. Obviously, if you are slipping while working with a sponsor, it probably isn't working with the two of you. I'm not in any way saying that yo...
by Ida
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Scared to go to meetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2580

Re: Scared to go to meetings

Good point. :)
by Ida
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Relapse on weed?
Replies: 22
Views: 16429

Re: Relapse on weed?

I think you are going through what a lot of addicts and alcoholics have gone through. Pot is the obvious choice because it doesn't cause you to black out or sleep with people you don't know, etc. The legal thing isn't an issue for me; as someone said earlier, there are many mood-altering substances ...
by Ida
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Scared to go to meetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2580

Re: Scared to go to meetings

I appreciate all the comments. I'm not afraid of meeting someone that has admitted they are powerless; I'm uncomfortable with a child that has been forced into rehab by her parents/guardians that she may or may not have surrendered anything or even believe she has a problem. I'm uncomfortable with t...
by Ida
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Scared to go to meetings
Replies: 13
Views: 2580

Scared to go to meetings

Hello everyone. As always, I need some advice. I recently heard a rumor that one of my students will be attending our local recovery residence, and I am afraid to go to meetings now for fear she will show up while I am there. I know that sounds stupid since I don't even know if the rumor is true, bu...
by Ida
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Globe Trudgers
Topic: Online Meetings - Reasons for people seeking online meetings
Replies: 18
Views: 22553

Re: Online Meetings - Reasons for people seeking online meet

I live in a town of only about 900 people, and there are only about 8 people active in AA here. I love my home group, but I feel as though I am being judged. Online sites give me extra anonymity that is deeply needed.
by Ida
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: Hey there young folk! Im 18 and 50 dayz sobre want some...
Replies: 13
Views: 14344

Re: Hey there young folk! Im 18 and 50 dayz sobre want some.

I started my dysfunctional love affair with alcohol when I was 13 years old. By the time I got into AA, I had been drinking heavily for almost 15 years. The older you get, the more severe the penalties. Instead of just losing your license, you can lose your freedom; instead of losing your girlfriend...
by Ida
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: I chose a sponsor impetuously
Replies: 13
Views: 8251

Re: I chose a sponsor impetuously

I can relate to feeling hijacked by your sponsor. I recently "broke it off" with my sponsor, and it actually went rather well. I think she was hurt, but she handled it pretty well. We parted friendly, and I don't feel as weighed down. We are all sick people, and just being a sponsor does not mean th...
by Ida
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Not sure how to tell my sponsor...
Replies: 11
Views: 6755

Re: Not sure how to tell my sponsor...

As always, thanks for your replies, Ann. Yeah, there were many instances where I would hold back when sharing with her (no matter if it was because of anything she was doing or if I still have hang-ups, we were totally at a stand-still). I've been reflecting and praying a lot, but I know I made the ...
by Ida
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Not sure how to tell my sponsor...
Replies: 11
Views: 6755

Re: Not sure how to tell my sponsor...

Well, I am now sponsorless. I broke it off with my sponsor today. I just told her thanks for all the help she has given me, but I cannot be honest with her about what is going on with me, and that I need to try something else. She was very kind about the matter, but I can tell that she was a hurt by...
by Ida
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Recording People During the Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Re: Recording People During the Meeting

Yikes! That is horrifying! I'm a school teacher in a very small town, so anonymity is very important to me. I feel secure enough in my sobriety that I don't think this type of incident would keep me out of the rooms of AA, but I would definitely let the group know that their anonymity is in danger. ...
by Ida
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New to this forum
Replies: 12
Views: 5712

Re: New to this forum

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcomes. I'm glad I found this site. I have already gotten some really good advice and support from folks, and I am looking forward to sticking around. :)
by Ida
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New to this forum
Replies: 12
Views: 5712

Re: New to this forum

Thanks so much Ann! I'm glad I found this site. I really do need more perspectives since the AA groups in the town I live are so small. Our town is so small that there is really only about a dozen people that are actively in AA. They are all great people, but I feel the need to try and meet some new...
by Ida
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Not sure how to tell my sponsor...
Replies: 11
Views: 6755

Re: Not sure how to tell my sponsor...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I know what I have to do now. Thanks especially for the link to the brochure on sponsorship; I think it will help me understand my situation better.