Thursday, May 03, 2012

My Life. In less than 100 words.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I had a chance to sit and think about my life.  The last 18 years have seen so much change.  I moved back to the United States.  I spent 9 intense years sitting on an Irish pub bar stool.  I travelled a lot to many countries and met the love of my life in one of them.  I hit my alcoholic bottom a year after meeting him.  Incomprehensible demoralization.  That describes the way my alcoholic bottom felt.  INCOMPREHENSIBLE DEMORALIZATION!  I lost my soul.  I felt nothing inside except the absolute need to stay drunk.
I got sober and into recovery.  The past 9 years have been awesome.  (this is the way this word is supposed to be used)  My social circle consists almost entirely of recovering alkies.  I understand the way A.A. works and do my best to pass it along.  I no longer feel the need to get drunk.  And I have a defense against taking that first drink.

And life is pretty darn good.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Syd said...

I think your life now is awesome.

Mary Christine said...

Dave, I think YOU are awesome!