From the January 2018 magazine.

Color my world

How cobalt blue and fire engine red helped brighten her way through early sobriety

In my first year of sobriety, my life changed dramatically. The most startling change by far came in the form of paint: cobalt blue, fire engine red, apple green. These colors burst into my life. I had never done any kind of art before. Now I was staying up late every night painting. Maybe it was the coffee.

I went to a meeting every evening and came home energized. I was also working the Steps with my sponsor and this gave me much to ponder. During that aching restlessness of early sobriety, I was blessed to stumble into this new hobby.

-- Wendy D.

Oakland, California, USA

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