While I was there, my son had a second interview for a dream job. He felt his presentation was flat--and no wonder! His emotions were drained dry. He just called, though, to say he'll start working in that job in less than three weeks! And he and his wife won't be ten states away from each other except on exceedingly rare occasions, if then.
With some friends I had taken tentative steps in a new and exciting direction a couple of months before I found OA in December, 2006, but that enterprise has exploded. We're putting together anthologies, from soliciting the writing through selecting, editing, typesetting, and distribution, and our second will hit the streets by next week. We've turned our thoughts to the third, though, reading submissions.
The phrase that comes to mind on my new life is that ending the OA promise: "beyond our wildest dreams."
I lay in bed last night listening to an mp3 by Don P., and in an almost awake moment heard some aid in learning to follow the 11th step sought-after knowledge, "praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out." I followed the instructions and today I've been free from a recent lapse in both food choices and wasting my time with computer games. It worked. Now, I'll have to listen to it again to figure out what it was that worked! I'll let you know. Promise.
I've realized through working the steps one of my fears was actually the fear of success, and I'm now not so embarrassed about people telling me, "I don't know how you do everything you do." They've said that for years, but I knew I was piddling my life away, dabbling in writing. Now I still get told people are amazed but it's okay now, because I'm amazed right along with them!
I'm living a life large beyond my wildest dreams!