From the February 2015 magazine.

90 days of June

One summer, a woman with a few years sober decided to kick her program into high gear.

Ninety days ago, I asked June B. to be my sponsor. This was not an impulsive decision, by any means.But as I look back over the progress I’ve made this summer, I now wish I’d done this years before.

What brought me to finding a sponsor was that I’d hit an emotional bottom and was on my knees. I knew that something had to change, and that something was me. My plan was simple—get a sponsor. Beyond that, I didn’t have a clue. I felt like a newbie. I had time in the program, but I didn’t have much depth. For many years, my AA transmission had been firmly stuck in one gear: Step One. Now, desperation drove my willingness.

-- Carol P.

Clinton, Massachusetts

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