My Duct Tape Life
A woman in the rooms mentioned that before AA, her life was held together by duct tape. i totally get this analogy.
When i was drinking, “It’s good enough,” (it never was) and “No one will know” (i always did), were my mottos. When i had a problem, i’d find a quick fix solution that would hold things together long enough for me to get drunk over the issue before i could forget about it. Then, when the next problem came along, i ‘d do the same thing, again and again, until all it took was one quick snip of scissors to make my whole life fall apart.
AA has given me the tools i need to reconstruct the foundations of my life, and while it will never be finished, i’m able to maintain my life and fix the cracks as best i can to keep my center sound and stable.
Posted on August 14, 2012, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Lessons in Recovery, Recovery and tagged AA, AA fellowship, alcohol, Alcohol Insanity, Alcohol Recovery, alcoholic, Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Insanity, mental-health, Recovery, What i learned in AA. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.