From the November 2019 magazine.

Wherever you go

Her move to Florida would’ve gone a whole lot easier had she remembered her sponsor’s wise words

Over the years I have heard many speakers tell a similar story. They would say, “I had some sobriety when I moved. I went to meetings but the meetings weren’t the same and people weren’t friendly. Then I stopped going to meetings and I got drunk.” I am so grateful to everyone who shared that because that possibility became embedded in my mind.

Many years ago, when I first got sober, my sponsor liked to say “Wherever you go, there you are,” and “I don’t stay sober on what I did yesterday.” She also said “Constant vigilance is the price we must pay for our sobriety.” 

-- Jeanne R.

Rochester, Pennsylvania

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