My assignment from my sponsor for our 2nd meeting is to list the things I’m powerless over. Which I can sum up as:

I’m powerless over all persons, places and things other than myself.

I can control many things about myself, in my own life. But one thing I’m powerless over is alcohol after the first drink. As long as I stay away from that first drink, I’m not powerless over alcohol though.

Other things I’m powerless over, in no particular order:

  • What people think of me
  • What people say about me
  • If people like me or not
  • If people find me attractive or not
  • Not fitting in
  • The health of my loved ones (impermanence)
  • The economy

The list could go on infinitely, but I wanted to list the things that I’ve drank over.

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