Eyes wide open
February 2022 | Getting Through Tough Times | On the Cover

Eyes wide open

She was sober now, so why was life so tough? Where was her amazing meadow full of butterflies?

In my early days in AA, seasoned members painted pictures of a life of hopeful sobriety. It was not at all like the hell I had created for myself in the last days of drinking. Being new, I envisioned myself a sober member of AA skipping merrily through a beautiful green meadow, blithely picking colorful flowers surrounded by bright, flitting butterflies.

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