As I worked on the web site- I decided to move my 2014 trip up- 1 month.
I posted I will be coming to New Jersey in November.
Then- I texted my Texas friends and said “I’m going to New Jersey [NYC area] tomorrow”.
I drove to the Island at about 3:30- and thought I might as well go now.
Drove home- told my family “I’m going to New Jersey” “when”- “right now”.
The clothes were in the wash- I took them wet and filled up the car and left.
So- this was a very spur of the moment trip.
This past week I have been on the streets every day- hooking up with some old friends- and even did a few of my meetings.
At this point I’m not sure how long I will be back here- it looks like at least a month as of now.
I usually post a teaching each week- but in the meetings I’m trying to do here- I will just be covering the stuff I did in Texas- there’s no need to post a new teaching every week.
I’ll simply post my old post at the bottom- the one that inspired me to take off on the spur of the moment.
I have found wherever we are at in life- make the best of the time you have- I’m attempting to do that.
Few notes- Last year before I left N.J. I prayed with Rick and Stacy- 2 friends who struggle with addiction. We sat on the rocks at Hudson County Park- I spoke about me getting sober.
They cried- and when I got back to Texas Rick texted me and told me that both him and Stacy were going to try the AA thing.
Rick has not done well- But Stacy just got her one year coin and is going to become a sponsor.
This past week I took Billy to 2 NA meetings- Billy wanted to go- he asked me if he could come- Sure!!
He has been an addict for 45 years- he is 61 and well known in this area.
As I type- I just came back from Burger King- where I talk to my friend Daniel- the atheist.
I told him I just got back from church [Our Lady of Fatima] and he asked me what they preached.
He had some questions about the bible passages- and we had a good talk.
All in all this is what I’m doing every day- I also got my 18 month key tag for sobriety the other day- I actually have been sober for 20 months- but never got my tag.
So- all in all thats what’s going on- those who are on Facebook- you can see the pics and updates.