Our realtor is a person that my husband and I have known for a very long time. We met her over a decade ago in the rooms of AA. One of the times that we met up with her regarding the house hunting, we met at a place where I used to go to meetings almost every day. I stopped going to meetings a few years ago because I was sick and tired of people telling me I wasn’t sober because of the medications I was taking. The meetings also caused a lot of anxiety for me and it just got to be too much for me to handle.
Meeting my realtor at my old meeting hall brought back a feeling of serenity that I’ve been missing. The meeting hall moved to a different place and I was afraid to go because I don’t like going anywhere new on my own. Now that I’ve been there (even though it was just for a few moments) I think I want to go back to a meeting. I’m not comfortable going on my own, so I’m going to ask my old sponsor if she would accompany me to a meeting. I’m hoping that I have the courage to go to a meeting in the next couple of weeks.
If/when I go to a meeting, I just need to keep my mental health separate. Talking about my mental health is probably not the best idea in an AA meeting.