I walked the dog yesterday morning for the first time in a while. I have missed doing it, and, as usual, it frightens me. For most of the year, I do it before I go to work every day that I go to work, which is most days. It was interesting to have that time again to think, and I tried to think about “To Thine Own Self Be True.”
What came to my mind immediately was some of the very strong opinions I have about a few things. It almost makes me laugh, to think of the picture I must present, especially in that I am a lesbian, living with a woman, and politically I have extremely liberal.
I don’t drink or take drugs, any, ever. We all know about that. I don’t swear. Hardly ever. I don’t like to listen to bad language. I don’t gamble, even to play cards with friends for pennies. And oh God do I hate football.
Are my hard-line opinions about these things too drastic, or am I being true to myself by adhering to them?
And I don’t know where this saying is in the Big Book or other AA literature, and so I hope people aren’t lead to this post hoping for an answer to that.