Just got notified that I have been here for 60 days. Don't feel so isolated with such a number of people offering support, understanding, friendship, and companionship. I have two granddaughters and hope to live long enough to see them both walk down the aisle.
I feel that I am not doing enough to reach my goals. I get very depressed and have great difficulty with exercise due to my medical challenges but keep on trying within my limitations.
I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. I live near Lake Michigan in my own condo. I have been here a year and have still not been able to walk to the lake. My name is Rhoda.
Just wanted to say that anyone can achieve what they want if they want it enough. I began working on my Masters degree at age 64 and graduated with a 3.57 average. The impossible just takes a little longer.
We must look inside ourselves to free ourselves. The issue of all growth is to make a change for the better and then to have an unrelenting willingness to shoulder the responsibility this entails (The Big Book,p.115).
Each day is an opportunity for personal growth. Self-esteem grows as we do in recovery. Without dreams and goals, there is nothing keep use moving forward. Out Higher Power accompanies us in our own personal journey each step of the way.
I am empowered to succeed because I realize there is power in powerlessness.
Hi -- I am new to the fellowship about about to celebrate 3 months ... thanks for the inspiration. It is hard to take life on life's terms, and for me it is the people who just don't get me. Knowing there are folks like you that do, helps. I will be 66 in July and 'want to be slim' by the time I am your age.
Congratulations on your Soberversary,Rhoda......on the 23rd of March! 29 years.....you have inspired me today! I feel so blessed to know you. I visited Chicago to attend a Math Convention when I was still working. I am so happy you are on our Recovering Alcoholics team! Blessings to you today and always! 29 years rocks!!!!!!