Taking Direction ?

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    Does anyone remember coming in and taking direction. We took direction from virtually anyone with more time than we had. We were directed to make coffee, Clean ashtrays and bathrooms, vacuum floors, chair meetings (including getting there early and getting the room ready and staying after to clean up), take commitments, etc..Now it seems as if it’s politically incorrect to try to a newcomer direction, this is the new AA and people have other considerations not to mention their feelings that seem to override any direction the’re willing to accept. 😕


    You know when I first came I couldn’t wait to have 90 days so that I could chair a meeting!! But taking direction was very hard and still is being that I have 8 months and am still a new comer. I really need to get something off of my chest though. My old sponsor asked me to speak at the sunday 7:00 meeting for her and her reasoning was that she would never get up in time. Now, the only thing I am going to say about her is that her life is not as busy as mine and there is no reason why she shouldn’t be able to get up. I said yes, however, I have not been sleeping at night and Sunday is my only day off so I told her I didn’t want to do it. Now I feel guilty for not sticking to my commitment. Also, I was supposed to do coffee tonight for another meeting and I am laying out by the pool and I got someone else to do it for me. Now, I feel guilty about that. I just don’t feel like doing anything now that its summer and it scares me because in the beginning when I thought about drinking I would always say I can’t drink I have to chair a meeting. I know I’m not that important someone else would do it but this helps me stay sober. So I guess you could say I need some direction and its never easy be the alcoholic nut job i am to take direction. Hence my name roller coaster cause that is what I am on. [/i]

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