Now that the excitement has died down a bit (I know! I'm still thrilled, aren't you?) there's even more to it.
Amy goes to a meeting on Tuesdays. I'm not sure if it's an AA meeting, or just a women in recovery meeting. But it's a meeting. A gathering of women folk who are like me. You know, people with extra drink-y pasts. Maybe that will be the first thing I learn in the meeting: How to call myself an alcoholic. But I don't want to, because that isn't who I am anymore. See? But I digress.....
This is exciting and then a minute later not exciting. As in, "Yay! I can share my stuff, and people who get it will get it. Ahhhhh. And then as in, "Um, share? In front of people? That I don't know? Aghhhhhh!"
However. Since I am brave, and I take deep breaths and then show people who I am I'm going. And I'm probably going to cry, and laugh. And feel nervous and embarrassed. But I did get new orange shoes for my birthday, so I will wear them and they will help me be brave. Deep breath.
Now, in even more friendship news: Maintaining the Zen lives close to me. We're going to meet halfway for lunch in the next few months. Another sober friend. :) And then I found out yesterday that my new-ish friend whom I adore doesn't drink either. Wow! I'm up to three!