Better Late than Never
Lately I’ve been doing a whole lot of writing. The Big Book notes “we beg of you to be fearless and thorough from the very start. Sounds to me like I’m not the only one that was not fearless and thorough from the very start, otherwise why would the authors be “begging” us to be fearless and thorough. I was just sharing with a new person in the program the other day that I realize today that we really have no control over the first 3 steps. Those are in God’s territory. No matter how much I want to just get through the first step, I can’t rush it. It’s on God’s timetable.
STRENGTH AND HOPE
Thank You EHA For Being There
I have had mental and emotional problems since I was young. Through the years things progressed, anxiety, feeling angry inside, and nervous all the time.
I came into the program after being in the mental ward in my 30's, after a couple of weeks of being there. I have been through many things in my life, such as being on mental wards, and even in jail for my anger and rage. I suffered severe depression for many years after High School.
Out of Control
A Member Shares Her Story
It seems like I've always struggled
with emotional problems ever since I was young. I always felt
awkward & self conscious around people. As I grew into
my teens those feelings got stronger. It seemed like everyone
around me had more confidence than me.
I felt bad about that and even angry.
Quiet Desperation Blossomed into Peace and Serenity
As young as I can remember, I never felt like I fit it. I felt, inadequate with underlining fear. Deep down inside I knew something was off kilter. When you grow up in a family, you think it is normal in some strange way; however, as I progressed through my years, I knew it was anything but "normal".
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