Hi, Everyone. Charlie here, a grateful recovering compulsive overeater.
Well, I did it. I called my sponsor this morning at 6:00. We talked for about 30 minutes. I gave her my food for the day and we talked about my writing. Perhaps even more incredible, I was up at 5:30.
And I'm planning to do it again tomorrow. And the next day too.
OK, friends. Now I have to do something that is hard for me. I need to call my old sponsor and let her know 1) I'm still alive, 2) I am back in OA and 3) I have a new sponsor. I want her to know that she didn't do anything wrong, and I'm grateful for her. But I think it's important to close that loop.
I think I'll go do it now... Just get it over with. OK, I'm gonna go call, then I'll come back and tell you how it went.
OK, I'm back. I left a message on her phone. I thanked her for her service to me, her example and her abstinence, and I told her I'm back and working with a new sponsor. I think it was fine to leave it on her voicemail. I'll email her too, and I'll follow up live next time I see her in a meeting.