Up until last week, I kid you not, I had ZERO idea that there even existed a #RecoveryFriendlyWeb.
ZERO FREAKING IDEA.
I always thought it was AA or the highway.
If you weren't a part of the fellowship*, then there were no alternatives for you. It was be sober with AA or be sober alone--but no one will recognize your sobriety. First of all, I shouldn't care what anyone thinks as long as I'm proud of my path in sobriety.
Secondly, I never thought to search on the vastness of the Interwebz for other sober people from all walks of life, being awesome in their own unique ways.
*There is *one* meeting I still love to bits where I'm always welcomed back--I'll go there to pick up my 8 year chip in July. One of the guys there looks like Santa Claus--yes!--and no matter how much time passes, he gives me a giant, welcoming bear hug. <3 <3)
I will make mistakes. I may offend you. I'm new to all of this.
So, THANK YOU.
Thank you for welcoming me into this raw and brilliant community. I'm humbled to be a part of it all--and finally feeling passion and inspiration.
That passion and inspiration? Turns out, it was in front of me all along.