Bloom Where You Are Planted
At seven and a half years sober I moved from the comfortable rural setting in which I sobered up to suburban Detroit. AA in Leelanau County, in northern Michigan some 200 miles from my new home, had saved my life. The friends I made there and the fellowship fostered by the members of my groups were central to my sobriety. The thought of leaving the surety of my meetings and the regular gatherings and social activities which had become my world was intimidating, but as I had come back to life as a result of staying sober, my life had evolved and expanded in wonderful ways I could not have envisioned. I knew that I owed my life to AA and sobriety, so when I decided to move, maintaining my sobriety had to be my number one priority.