March 28, 2012

Facing feelings

Page 90

"We may fear that being in touch with our feelings will trigger an overwhelming chain reaction of pain and panic."

Basic Text, p. 30

While we were using, many of us were unable or unwilling to feel many emotions. If we were happy, we used to make us happier. If we were angry or depressed, we used to mask those feelings. In continuing this pattern throughout our active addiction, we became so emotionally confused that we weren't sure what normal emotions were anymore.

After being in recovery for some time, we find that the emotions we had suppressed suddenly begin to surface. We may find that we do not know how to identify our feelings. What we may be feeling as rage may only be frustration. What we perceive as suicidal depression may simply be sadness. These are the times when we need to seek the assistance of our sponsor or other members of NA. Going to a meeting and talking about what is happening in our lives can help us to face our feelings instead of running from them in fear.

Just for Today: I will not run from the uncomfortable emotions I may experience. I will use the support of my friends in recovery to help me face my emotions.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Brewvies+DNC+Tequilla Shots=FUN FUN FUN

One of the best nights of my life!!!!!

Kristi and Grandma waiting in Brewvies for the DNC to start.....

Isn't she GORGEOUS!!!!!

Grandma enjoying Obama in the background

I had so much fun spending time with my grandma and my big sis. We had so much fun drinking beer and eating while watching the  DNC. Then after that we made our way to Jersery's (a sports bar next to Brewvies) where we proceeded to drink. It was so much fun! I was privileged enough to see my grandma take her first shot ever! She swears she is never drinking again but we will see. I have a feeling everyone will be getting wasted in celebration when they announce Obama as president of the United States of America!!!!!!


KrisFlower said...

Sexy Democrats.....gotta love em....We are HOT HOT HOT...

love ya

The Days said...

You crazy democrats have all the fun! I wish I could have been apart of the party!