Well, we are going on close to a month of this stay at home order. I have been keeping fairly busy with various tasks around the house. I still have not really been anywhere. Going out each morning to the little coffee shop in town to get my chai tea latte and coffee for Steve and Kirsten is usually the highlight of my day. I have met up with a couple of friends as we sit in our cars at a distance to chat. Face to face interaction with friends is very much needed. I especially miss my in person sober tribe.
I have been doing the zoom AA meetings quite regularly, but it is starting to get old. I have not been able to totally pay attention in the zoom meetings. I have been very easily distracted in those meetings. I desperately need to get back to the in person meetings. Though our club is still open and operating, I am just not comfortable at this time in light of the virus and the stay at home orders. I miss the fellowship of the meetings. I have had drinking dreams and using thoughts and desire, by the grace of God I have not acted on those thoughts. I do know that nothing good would come from it. But too much idle time is not good for this addict and there is a lot of time with not much to do!
I have been trying to stay in contact with friends from the program and staying in touch with my sponsees. I did a 3rd step with one of my girls via Facetime and I have another step meeting scheduled. Working with others and getting out of self for bit is very helpful during this time of quarantine. But still it is not face to face so it is a very different kind of step work.
I am trying to do some little task from home from where I volunteer. We had a volunteer zoom meeting the the other day and it was nice to see some of the ladies I have been working with. I have also done some virtual get togethers with my sober peeps, just to chat. We are all trying to do the best we can to stay connected.
There are a lot of zoom meetings in the recovery community from all over the country and the world that one could join. I have been sticking with my clubs meetings, but maybe need to try some others for something a little different. I love how everyone in recovery is trying to help those in program stay the course.
I am still trying to find the gratitude. I have everything I need. We still have money coming in, we have food, we have a nice home to be isolated in and we are healthy. I am trying to choose to find the good. I am not going to say it is not difficult, because it is. There is still fear, fear of getting the Covid19, the fear of the economic impact and just fear about what is happening in the world. So many things that I can not control.
Life especially right now is so unpredictable and I have to stick with taking it one day at a time to try to keep my sanity while I am staying home.