Thursday, January 3, 2008

Various and Sundry

While I'm working on getting an astrology post under a 5-minute read, thought I'd just write about some other things I'm working on. I purchased the domain, eclecticrecovery.com with the intention of moving the blog there. It was suggested to me that I might want to place ads and see if I can generate some income from the blog. The actual term she used was "give the Universe an opportunity to say thank you." Only the Universe is not cooperating! I've so far been unable to import into Wordpress or Typepad and have gotten very frustrated with the whole process. So, here's what I'm currently considering. I think I'll start a new blog, transfer the relevant posts (there really is a lot of fluff on this one) and keep both blogs going. If any of you have any advice, I'd love to hear it! And thank you, Miss Sherri Blossoms, for your help.

The business I began has proven to be more of a drain than an asset and I'm trying to decide whether it's worth it to keep it going. It was a fun experiment and despite the lack of sales, I'm very proud of all the work I did. At least it should help me out with my taxes this year!

And finally, on a recovery note, a friend recently asked me why I wanted to be able to drink. She made the choice long ago, due to heavy drinking within her family, to not drink and she wondered why I didn't do the same. Well, I had to think about that one and the answer I came up with was, "Why wouldn't I want to? Why wouldn't I want to be just like anyone else who enjoys a drink and goes on with their life?" The second answer, which was a little harder to admit was, "Well, I've just not been able to do that so I had to find a different way." The third answer, which I find terrifying sometimes, is "Maybe I'm not just doing it for myself."

16 comments:

Sherri said...

Hey, Angela, you're welcome, though I don't know how much help I was! Hope you get that thing up and running soon :)

thailandchani said...

I'm really glad you are going to keep this blog going, too! I'm not a fan of advertisements on blogs.. so I will still be able to read you. :)

CB said...

Well, I for one completely understand the part about maybe wanting to have a drink and it having to do with other people. I was sober for 2 1/2 years with AA. I find myself drinking again and so far, in a responsible way. A lot of it has to do with wanting to participate and feeling a part of. I don't know if I think there's anything wrong with that. I could see how there may be some codependency there but, I think other people probably drink sometimes for the same reasons. In a previous blog you said something about a method for being cured or healed from addiction. I am curious about this. Is there a name for this process?

CB said...

P.S. I think your blog is great the way it is.

bella said...

However you choose to blog, I'll be here reading.

Janet said...

I love your blog and wouldn't want to have to give it up :-)

Thanks for visiting!

Journey Through Life said...

Hey Angela! With an eating disorder to can't be abstinent, you still have to eat three times a day. So three times a day, if you aren't in a good place with yourself, you are tempting fate and awakening the beast. Three times a day. Imagine if someone who could only maintain 'sobriety' by being abstinent was told they had to have one drink, three times a day, in order to survive!!

I admire your for the way you are going about your recovery. Learning to live with your issues, means learning to live with yourself in a profound and spiritually awakening way. And learning to incorporate alcohol into your life REALLY means true recovery from the addiction.

Annie
xxx

Angela said...

Chani,

That's one reason I thought two blogs would be a good idea - I know ads turn a lot of people off.

Angela said...

CB,

I'm attempting to describe the process in the blog. You might want to read the post "Alcoholism, Astrology, Archetypes and Sex?" for a further explanation. The thing is the process will probably vary for each individual person and I think it's important to dig deep for those particular processes that will help you. You may, like me, discard some you think will help only to be utterly shocked at others that do seem to work. Hope that helps!

Angela said...

Thanks, Bella and Janet. Annie, I've often thought how difficult a serious eating disorder must be to live with/transcend/heal from/overcome. I think I have a teeny bit of an eating disorder myself - I eat too damned much! Love you.

Anybeth said...

your last statement in this blog, that you might not be doing it for yourself, then who would you be doing it for? is there someone in your life that wants you to be able to drink besides you?

Jane said...

Happy New Year Angela!

I applaud you for your work on your business. I'm at a point where I am trying to formulate a game plan to earn extra income to help raise my kids. It's not easy, I'm sure. Stick with it though, maybe 2008 will be a year of good sales.

Carolyn said...

Angela,
I have just found you on here and all I did was type sobriety in my search, and now I cannot stop reading you, thank you for posting your thoughts here. I never knew you could understand someone even if only over the internet, where I live there is only AA meetings for face to face support, but the contradictions regarding the BB and what I have been told is overwhelming, I am seeking a sober life, this I know. I do believe there are many paths in recovery, all leading to a life from our destructive behavior, I just am a woman trying to find my way.

Angela said...

Thank you, Carolyn. I hope you find something here helpful.

Anybeth,

I meant people like Carolyn who are seeking a new way to look at and approach the problem.

Anybeth said...

Ah, I get it. The way you put it was kind of mysterious.

Angela said...

I like to be a little mysterious. :)