Financial vagueness, magical thinking, unsecured debit, betting on future earnings, and being money drunk drove me to the point of suicide.
Debtors Anonymous changed my thinking and saved my life.
I am free of the fear of financial insecurity and I am solvent.
I am grateful.
I consider people first as a spiritual souls, secondly as humans with the right to be authentic, lastly, I consider gender with its many expressions.
I support individual freedom for each person. Laws, customs, and prejudice that restrict women and/or limit individual self-expression are morally wrong.
Because some people have the power to treat anyone unfairly does not mean they have the right to do so.
I have been honored to know many women who expressed themselves in many different ways.
I respect each of those women.
I accept them as they are.
I have no expectations of how a woman ought to be.
For me it is grandiose to think I will never drink, drug or act out any of my many compulsions. That is too large of a time span. I would likely get so anxious about trying to manage forever that I would be vulnerable to using now. Since the only thing that exist is the moment of now I focus on the here and now. Truth is I do not know if I will drink, drug, or act compulsively in the future. The future does not exist. I do know that today is manageable as is life one day at a time. So, I choose to be sober, clean, abstinent, solvent, and free from compulsive actions today. I neither say that I will or will not drink, drug, or be compulsive in the future. By working the 12 steps I am promised a daily reprieve from the compulsion to drink, drug, and/or be compulsive.