Navigating my 20s and my recovery rejecting one drink at a time
Was amazing. I will learn what is mine and what is not and I will learn to rightly relate to others and I will learn to let go of control and fear. I’m so excited for this new chapter of my recovery, I think al anon will help fill all the gaps I may not be getting from AA being affected by alcoholism as a child from extended family. I’m happy I went and I’m looking forward to next time.
I think I need to start going to al anon. I have serious issues with boundaries and allowing others to dictate my actions and emotions. I am also dating an alcoholic and have two parents raised by alcoholics. I love what AA has given me but I feel like I need to take the next step and learn how to properly relate with others and learn how to take care of just me. Any thoughts or experience?
What I love about AA is that I get to pick my own higher power. God equalled religion to me growing up and I hated religion. I hated how was punishing when one did something “against the church” especially being a person who supported sexual independence, a woman’s right to choose and gay rights. However through AA I chose my higher power and I choose to call him God. He is not the God I grew up with, he is not your God and he is not the church’s God. He is my God who walks with me and guides me and loves me in this life, and will take care of me in life and in death. I’m grateful to have something to rely on in difficult times, it has given me strength and hope for a better tomorrow.