Friday, June 29, 2012

C+ Student

My whole career in high school was defined by this letter, the letter C. Somewhere along the way, I heard that a C wasn't a bad thing, I heard that it was average - and THAT was something I could settle for. Blending in, average - it was all I ever really wanted to be, well, not really but that is what I told myself. I excelled in the areas I really loved like music & drama, but other than that I was content with a Capital C! I heard in a meeting yesterday 'The 'goodness' of my life is DIRECTLY proportionate to the amount of work I do in recovery'. In other words I get what I give. Suddenly those high school years came back to me and how content I was at being average. My sobriety has hit that same stride. When I first came into the program , I hit it hard, I saw results quick and this propelled me further into a life that today is beyond my wildest dreams. I am grateful for that I've settled now though into a life that is good no, not good GREAT . I can't help but hear my old teaches saying: "You have SO much potential" and think the same about my life - what if I did more work? Where would that take me? B+ or perhaps an A- . How is it I'm content with a great life and not an AMAZING life. Isn't there always room to grow? I'm going to keep showing up and see what will be revealed.


  1. The good (no GREAT) thing about this life in recover is with someone elses perspective and love thrown in it is far from ordinary or average, which is fantastic! :)

    You make life extra-ordinary for others :) Good stuff!

  2. Jeremy,
    Wonderful - no - GREAT post..You..
    truly .. are .. a ...shining .. star.
    Tab xo