When I went to AA, my whole life revolved around staying sober, working the program, the fellowship, etc., to the detriment of many other areas of my life. I was told that the most important thing in my life was my sobriety, almost as if it was more important than my overall health and well-being. Since leaving AA, I’ve gotten a lot healthier, and have finally been given the correct (and still sometimes incorrect) diagnoses.
I was laying with my cat Patrick last night who has cancer and thinking about how much better things are after leaving AA. I can focus on my cats, who are sick, without worrying about whether or not I am going to drink over such a hardship. I can focus on my healing and my growth without having to tie my sobriety or the program into it. And I have the freedom to be myself.
I’m so glad that my life doesn’t revolve around a group of people today! It revolves around me and the ones that I love, particularly the cats, who need my care. It’s nice!
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