Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Reviving Eclectic Recovery

I've decided to revive Eclectic Recovery, the blog. On November 11th I had my last drink. I can't be absolutely, positively, 100% sure, but this feels like the beginning of a long recovery phase. This blog was about my attempts to become a moderate drinker, which sometimes seemed to be working, but most of the time didn't. Because my relationship with alcohol changed in some ways, I thought I might be onto something, but I wasn't. I would like to say that I simply changed my mind and decided not to drink anymore, but that has never worked very well for this problem, despite my beliefs about positive thinking, good intentions, visioning, etc. What really happened is that I had an experience that opened a window of opportunity for me that I have become not only willing, but eager to walk through. I didn't have a lot to do with it.

I had decided on November 10th that it would be my last day of drinking, but I was still feeling doubtful about my ability to actually stay sober. Then, on November 11th, I had a deeply life-changing experience that I couldn't have orchestrated on my own in my wildest imaginings. If you're interested, you can read about it here: In the meantime, I'm going to revive Electic Recovery. I hope that in the days and months ahead you will come here and find something that helps you in your own struggle - whether it be with alcohol, food, gambling, sex, or just plain life.


Sherri said...

Hi, Angela! So glad to see you again, although I see now I could have been reading you for a couple of months now. Didn't know you'd started another blog.

Still, it seems fortuitous that I got this ping today, since I asked the universe for Truth this morning. That made sense in my head. :)

Glad you're back.

thailandchani said...

I'm so glad to see you posting here again. :) I've missed you.

The current series of posts at the other site are some that I simply can't read ~ but I'm still around and will be reading here whenever you post. :)


Olivia said...

Hi, Angela,

I follow your journey with interest and gain inspiration from the authenticity with which you share it. I love both your blogs...



Angela said...

Wow! I had no idea folks would still be checking in here - but I'm glad!!

pvslayer said...

So glad you're back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!