confidant about AA

Old 03-23-2011, 08:03 AM
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confidant about AA

Today am feeling really confidant after going to an AA meeting this morning i managed to sit in the room with out my husband there for me that is a big things as i have social anxiety and scared about meeting people.
Also i hear voices that tell me to hit people and today i wasnt hearing them as much so today has been a good day
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:11 AM
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Glad to hear it went well for you. You are doing the right thing. Hang in there! It gets better, minute by minute.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:12 AM
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Hey Willow,
I recently started going to AA. At first it was hard. ANXIETY! I could not hold my attention long enough to hear what anyone was saying. Did I fit in? I thought not. BUT I have been going very regular and am only now beginning to get more comfortable and open with people. I am getting to know faces (and talk to a few people). It is a great release for me as my heads spins 24/7. Now I mostly close my eyes and listen to what people are saying. It is really helping me look at things in a new way. I am recently seperated (we have a kid) the emotions are high. But AA meetings are really helping me deal!

I think its awesome that you made it out, and felt good about it. It gets better, but it is a process. I dont know your story, but I hope reaching out will help you. I am now shaking hands, saying hi, and get the occasion hug (which is nice). It just takes time to get comfortable. My goal a few weeks ago was to "try" to say hi to 1 new person each meeting. I didnt do it 100% but a couple weeks later I am doing pretty good with it.

Keep it up!
Right on for taking that step.

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:55 AM
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willow, Thanks for posting that ! It did my heart good to read it. We are always amazed at the strength we have inside. It took some real guts for you to walk in there, I know, I've been there.

I look forward too more of your posts.

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:00 AM
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Congrats on going to AA. I really want to go and see what everyone is talking about (and to help myself)...thanks for the motivation.
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Good news, Willow!

Keep comin' back (as they say )!
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WTG! XWillowX.

I too have social anxiety. That it is very big accomplishment to be able to do what you want to do in spite of being highly anxious.
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I managed to sit through another meeting without my husband and felt great
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:09 PM
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