March 2011: Get a Commitment
From the March 2011 Grapevine Magazine
Her sponsor said she’d better start doing service if she wanted to stay sober
"She got me busy in short order. She suggested, “Get a commitment, attend the roundup, wear a dress and don’t forget to bring a plate of cookies."
Being sponsored is a fundamental part of sobriety. When I began my journey in a women’s recovery home in 1983, I asked a woman who had six months of sobriety if she would be my sponsor and she had the good sense to tell me to keep looking. I ended up being expelled from that house because, though sober, I was not adhering to the “suggested guidelines” for sobriety. Most people thought I would be drunk before the week was over. I still didn’t have a vehicle, and a young man I was smitten with took me to his home group. He pointed out two women in the meeting hall and said, “Pick...
-- Roxanne R.
Valley Center, California