Friday, October 31, 2008

Today's Meeting & Temporary Sponsor

I went to a 12:15 meeting in St. Paul; it was a very small meeting (8 of us) and featured a speaker from Israel. He had a great story; it brought me to tears at one point. He talked about how his brother died when he was young and that started his drinking and drugging career. When he was in treatment, his first nephew was born and that event has been a marker of the beginning of his sober life.

While at the meeting, I asked a woman to be my temporary sponsor. She agreed. I'll be meeting her tomorrow morning at an 8:00 a.m. meeting in St. Paul and we'll go out for coffee afterward. She has 17 years of sobriety, she understands depression, and she is very straightforward. I'm looking forward to working with her!

I can play a song on my guitar! It's not perfect, but the time between chord changes is becoming smaller and smaller. Don't be jealous... I'm almost a master of "Kumbaya."

I'm playing an open mike lunch at a local kindergarten next week. ::rolling my eyes::

4 thoughts:

Annette October 31, 2008 at 5:45 PM  

I am so glad that you found a temporary sponsor that understands the added dynamic of depression. It runs all through my family. It really does complicate things and can be so hard (huge understatement) to pull yourself out of.

Thanks for sharing!

Kristin H. October 31, 2008 at 5:56 PM  

COOL! I love Kumbaya!

Pam October 31, 2008 at 9:01 PM  

ooo, I'd love to help you on the guitar!
I'll sing the harmony part.

JubilantOne October 31, 2008 at 9:43 PM  

My dogs have figured out that the guitar is okay... they have stopped putting their noses on the strings (while I'm trying to strum, of course). Sadly, they do not howl when I play.

Not that your harmony would sound anything like howling, Pammie!

:-)