“Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”
– Lady Bird Johnson
I remember early on in my journey people said depression can’t hit a moving target! For the most part I believe that is true. In early recovery we need to keep our feet moving. Stay busy with positive activities, yet always focused on the main thing. Go to meetings, make new friendships and join the after-meetings. I remember every Saturday night we would go to an 8 o’clock meeting and then hit the bowling alley for a few hours. After bowling many of us would go to the diner before heading home. We played sports together softball in a recreation league and flag football in a league and just pick-up games for the less competitive group.
Often there were group anniversaries celebrating the years the group had been in existence. These parties served dinner, music, dancing and a guest speaker, usually an out of town circuit speaker dating back to Bill Wilson and crew. During the summer there were barbecues practically every weekend. Many folks would go away on vacations or weekend events like skiing, rafting, hiking, trips to the zoo and other recreational activities. Then as many of us began to have families we did it with our families involved. All of this kept us involved in our recovery, the main thing!
Go, Go, Go…