Who me?

learning to see myself clearly

Finding a community…

on January 29, 2014

duckling fitting in


I never felt like I fit in…anywhere.  I always felt different.  I suppose that is the thing that many of us have in common.  Somewhere along the line drinking became a way to feel like I fit in, to try to be the fun girl everyone would like and in the end it was what isolated me.


Imagine my surprise when I began to post to this blog and I found a community of people with the same struggles.  I could read about their thoughts and feel less alone.  When I wrote, you responded and I felt less alone.  I found my way to the halls of AA and again, found people who are warm and welcoming.  After only a few days, I no longer felt like an outsider, I knew I belonged.

I am beginning to realize that, after a life of being a chameleon, my greatest challenge moving forward may be staying true to myself.  I am starting to see that I need to be a bit more careful about how I spend my time; it’s precious.  I need to find a way to nurture relationships that are good for me.  The relationships that have a negative tone need to change or I need to let go.  This is for my survival.

This part of my life has to be about learning who I am and being comfortable and happy with myself.




3 responses to “Finding a community…

  1. fern says:

    I know what you mean and I am with you!

  2. lucy2610 says:

    Love this post and feel the same 🙂

  3. iamsobernow says:

    I’ve been thinking about attending an AA meeting. I was very resistant to the idea of AA because I live in such a small town and was worried about what people would think. Now I’m more interested in sober support than being judged if ‘my secret’ is known.

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