Last night I spoke to my new sponsor for the first time. While it was an initial conversation, I felt so comfortable that I knew early into the chat that she was would be a sponsor that would support me and that I could learn from. I ended that conversation inspired, hopeful and so very grateful that our paths had crossed in Hong Kong. She gave me some good tips and open-ended ideas for approaching Step 4. And she told me I couldn’t do it wrong, how refreshing! One approach she talked about was focusing on one person at a time to try to get it all out. And Dad seems to be a good place to start.
This morning, I did my normal reading from The Book of Awakening and it really couldn’t have been more perfectly aligned with my diving into Step Four:
-Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp -Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski and Robert Doyle -After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood by Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell