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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Monday, August 10, 2009

60 hour work weeks and waaay too much to do :)

This so called restful summer has turned into quite an eventful and full-up one! Trouble !! at work, unscheduled revision to remind myself of what I have learned and forgotten!, applications that would always involve a very high rate of rejection are even more so! Thankfully I have met enough people who are a lot more experienced than me in these matters to help me figure these things out. (BTW they are 'A power greater than me' in that regard.) I still find I meet MANY 'Powers greater than me' every day. Thank God.

I have been putting in a lot of hours for the last ? 6 weeks or so, and there isn't much let up. And I have been going to more meetings to reduce stress. Plus I discovered two !!!!! great pieces of diet software which means I am losing the weight I gained while spending too much time sitting reading books instead of charging about as usual. I LOVE watching the graph nosedive over the weeks :)
And I've got a whole ! pile of new stuff to do in Sept. It never ends!
so basically my life contains all the stuff that many other people are going through at the moment. Staff reductions at work, job insecurity, trying to steer into more secure jobs, and dealing with the additional demands that creates, such as learning new skills and the extra curricular study, applications, rejections and everything else :)
I am very grateful for AA at times like these, and the newcomers. It really is the pub with no beer :) It makes this demanding period much more manageable.
I better go off and make some lists! That and a good strong mug of tea!

I have a busy day in front of me :)
Have a lovely Monday!


Syd said...

It sounds like you are very busy. I hope that there will be some time just for you. I get serious burnout if I don't get some time to do the things that I enjoy.

fay said...

WOW!!! Sounds like you've got alot going on.Thanks alot for your time at the 'pub without beer'.lol.(on sunday morn)i hope all is well with you.Take care.

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

hey there little miss! you must send me a link to your new blog as i have no ? idea how to find it :)
thanks for stopping by :)

Mike L. said...

to paraphrase a scripture, "you been given life, life to the full!"

that's what i've been feeling lately too. i've been gifted with a new life, all because of this amazing, simple (but hard sometimes), process. and to think all i wanted to do 7+ years ago was to find a way to stop drinking.

ha! that and much more.

take care and enjoy!

Mike L

indistinct said...

In all the busyness and you still find time to share with others.

Thank you for your support. Much appreciated.

Unknown said...

Oh it sounds like my life too, it's crazed right now at work, as the university gets ready to being anew, well so do we...busy busy bees....
take care and cool diet software too...


Willa said...

I'm glad to see you are posting! I'm still trudging the road. I hope you are doing well in spite of everything!

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

hahahaa willa. Nice of you to pop by. how cool that you are still sober! :) very glad to hear. !!!
Anyway i hope life and the meetings you go to are treating you well too :)
keep on keepin on willa :)

Bunny said...

Thanks for your updates...sorry its been so long since I checked in. Sounds like you are busy and doing well and that makes me really happy.


Anonymous said...

I hope that you are getting what you are wanting with all this action, something good is sure to turn up :)