From the May 2019 magazine.

Sometimes very slowly

It took her 30 years, but General Service made her fall in love with AA all over again

When I was two years sober, I became a GSR (General Service Representative) for my home group. I went to our district meeting, got a headache from it and quit my commitment. After that I became active in Hospitals and Institutions work, went on Twelfth Step calls and had other commitments in my home group.

Then many years later, at 19 years sober, I thought maybe I had enough sobriety to try this “GSR thing” again. I got elected, went to the district meeting and again got a headache and a resentment. So I quit again, deciding that this type of service was just not for me. 

-- Nancy H.

Laguna Woods, California

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