My First Chair!

7 May


I’ve just been asked to do my first chair at AA, TONIGHT!

For those of you who don’t go, it’s where someone opens a meeting by sharing their experience strength and hope of the programme for 15 mins.

As I’m so newly sober, I was worried I’m not experienced enough to do it. My sponsor said that as I’ve done my step 5 (where you share with them the nature of harms done when drinking) I’m ok to. And it’s a newcomers meeting, my home group, so I have a valuable experience to share as a newcomer myself.

Terrifying. I’ll get through it I’m sure.

Wish me luck!

17 Responses to “My First Chair!”

  1. wren1450 May 7, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Best of luck. You’ll be great!

  2. readingcreature May 7, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    You have worked so hard to get to this place and have been so thoughtful along the way that your group are privileged and you will be amazing I am quite sure. (Take tissues just in case, could be emotional…. or maybe that’s just me)

    • FitFatFood May 8, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

      Thank you! And bizarrely, I didn’t cry!

  3. Binki (sobernoodles) May 7, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    GOOD LUCK! Although you don’t need it , you will be fab xxx

  4. soberlearning May 7, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    That is great! I am sure you will be fantastic!

  5. pumpkinwaffle121 May 7, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    Congratulations! You’ll do amazing. One thing my sponsor always stressed to me was to pray beforehand and ask my higher power to speak through me. Works like a charm every time.

    • FitFatFood May 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      I did just that- thanks for the tip, really useful!

    • FitFatFood May 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      I did just that- thanks for the tip, really useful!

  6. Sober Second Half May 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    Congratulations – you have plenty of inspirational source material in your blog posts 🙂

  7. lucy2610 May 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Break a leg! Do you stand on a stage? 😉 xx

  8. themiracleisaroundthecorner May 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    CAN’T WAIT TO READ ABOUT IT!!! Write soon 🙂

    PS… you will be excellent!

  9. Shame Doesn't Define Me May 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    You will do a great job. Our group says six months and then we can “host.” Needless to say, we have a gal moving so in August time slot is all mine. 🙂
    Break a leg; you will be excellent!

    • FitFatFood May 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      Thank you- and good luck for August!

  10. soberandawkward May 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    Good luck!

  11. girlonthelearn May 7, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    I’m sure you’ll be great, remember to breathe deeply and that everyone there is rooting for you, and so are we! xo

  12. momma bee May 8, 2014 at 2:07 am #

    That us awesome! Good Luck!!! xoxo

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