Happy Holidays

Ok now that I said that I can tell you a secret…

I HATE THE HOLIDAYS!

It has been such a lonely time for me that I have zero good things to say about it. I am hoping this will pass.

I have a two year old. Christmas needs to be magical for him. This is the first year I put out “Santa” presents for him, though I don’t think he will notice. But then all I had to do was go on Facebook and see that I did the bare minimum. We don’t have an elf on the shelf. I didn’t leave cookies and milk out for Santa and carrots for his reindeer. We do not have a lot of money so he is not overloaded with gifts. The Christmas money he got I put into his savings account. I mean he is happy playing with boxes so why blow the $200 on a toy he will like for a few months. I want to make sure he can go to college.

I’m glad I have a family. I couldn’t ask for two more amazing guys in my life!

On another positive note, I did go to a Christmas Eve women’s meeting and it was beautiful. It reminded me that there are other people who feel the exact same way that I do. It reminded me that I am not alone. One woman gave us gifts. They were messages from the big book. Mine was perfect for me at this point in my life.

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It blows my mind how lucky I am to be getting sober in the DC metro area. There are TONS of meetings. And I mean TONS. I can pretty much find one anytime of day within a 30 minute drive. They even have meetings that you can bring your kids to! For this I am blessed.

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