From the January 2013 magazine.

January 2013: The Perfect Table

On a crazy mission to update her kitchen, a newcomer hits the road to Reno

When I was approaching my first AA birthday I got a few funny ideas. My first year in recovery had been amazing. I had spent the whole year feeling grateful that I was alive and sober. My sponsor had helped me work the Steps, I had a host of new friends, I was the secretary of a meeting, and I had a service commitment at my group business meeting. So as my birthday came near, I got the notion that maybe I had done all there was to do in AA. I didn’t understand what the phrase “more will be revealed” truly meant.

Around the same time, I had been rearranging the furniture in my...

-- Laura J.

Mammoth Lakes, California