“We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little Hobbitses. Wicked. Tricksy. False.”
— Gullum, Lord of the Rings
I’m on the search for an online support community. One I joined strives for moderation – which I’ve written about. Not the right crowd for me. Another I’m in strives for sobriety. Many heartfelt, sincere, aching ‘starting Day One again’ posts. I want to hug each and every of these Day-One-Againers. Oh, have I been there! Getting beyond Day One is a biggie in the world of those searching for their sobriety. It’s not as easy as saying – yep, that’s it I’m sober!
My trip-digit days sobriety is the Precious and I must protect it. (Not in a Gullum-crazy way – but you get the idea 🙂 I never ever will take that for granted. Certainly and especially after lurking in these communities and see how hard it is to ‘start again’.
I will keep on the look out for a group that feels right for me – perhaps those with a year under their belt, but whom, like me, are feeling cautious and careful and need the company of others in the same boat to ensure they don’t go back to Day One.