Monday, July 30, 2007

let the games begin!

Well, this could be the beginning of the end... I am supposed to be getting an "official" offer this week from the Human Resources dept. at the bank. Once I get everything in writing, I can begin to shut down my operation, and set a date to begin training at the bank. I am going to have to figure a way to finish the crumbs of business I have going now, while at the same time starting to train at Chase. While doing all that, Iwill need to try to find a home for some of the larger office equipment I have and integrate the rest into our already full home. So, from a professional standpoint, this is going to be a big month of change.

Religiously speaking, I have to classes to take in preparation to teach 8th grade CCD. Those classes meet on 6 different evenings throughout the month. Our dance band has three gigs this month, including a couple rehearsals in between. Our town festival is this month, that chews up an entire weekend. We're rolling out our Foreclosure Task force on a public level this month, holding our first big meeting. And to boot, the county fair runs this week, and my wife wants me to take a day off to go to the zoo. Her brother and his wife are coming in from Colorado for a visit on the 21st on their way to Wisconsin. On top of that, my wife and I really need to start counselling, some back and forth e-mailing has sort of set the stage for that to happen. In the mean time we're trying to be positive and loving... Damn, marriage is hard.

It's no wonder my eyes popped open so early this morning, I've got shit to do! lol I love being busy! This is what happens when you get sober and get directly into the stream of life! It has taken me awhile to get this many plates spinning at once but I enjoy it.

What's my point of bringing all this up? Who cares? Doesn't everyone have a bunch of stuff going on? Well my point is this: There used to be a time where I am almost a hermit lol. I cared nothing for social things, didn't want to be a part of anything unless it involved me getting drunk or high. I had no desire to be of service to anyone. I had no wish to have job that would get me anything more than enough money for food, rent and drugs/alcohol. Over time, in sobriety that all changed for me. It changed slowly but yes, gradually I grew to where I love being involved, helping out, and growing by making change and improvement on a large scale.

This is one of those periods of time where a lot of stuff in my life will be changing. So, it's good to sit here this morning and take stock of my life, see where I am headed the next few weeks because in a month or so, I will barely recognize my life. Thankfully, I have a sponsor, a home group (that I will have to miss alot this month), my Sat morning jail meeting, you bloggers, my men's prayer group, my music, my family, my Church and most of all a Higher Power whom I choose to call God, the Father to keep me in my right place and size.

For all of this and more, I am extremely grateful and excited!

prayer for today...

JC/God/HP, please help me to remember the single most important thing upon which everything depends: my sobriety. Help me to stay sober just for today, and to seek Your Will and follow it as best I can. You are the only way for me today. If I stay in the sunlight of Your Spirit, I can do anything You need me to do. I am here to be of service to You and to those around me, I pray that I can remember that. I pray for Your Will and Grace for my family and friends, especially my wife and I as we try to figure a way to make our marriage work. I pray for Your Divine Grace and joy for all my blogger friends out there, for the troops in harms way and their families. I especially pray that those people out there who are sick and suffering find Your Strength and Grace as I did and still do.

may the peace of Christ be with you all...

6 comments:

Pam said...

excellent post Scott. You sound full of gratitude !!!!

sober Chick said...

Change can be a great thing! It appears that thru this transition you have all your affairs in order. Your spiritual foundation is strong and so this will be a breeze :)

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

Hi Steve. Before you're going to be busy, please drop by my blog. I got something for you over there. Something that you're doing yourself, but honestly, mine doesn't comes from yours.

Anyway, come on over. I shall be waiting.

Greeting and lotta loves from Malaysia.

Gwen said...

CCD, what a good man. I am impressed.

Hope your Monday is going well,
G~

Mary Christine said...

And also with you.

dAAve said...

I too have had many many changes over the past 10 months and I will offer this ...
Keep Going to Meetings!!