This year? My, how much has changed!
My personal situation is good. My wife works for the state university system, and they are going online. It’s actually more work for her until the end of the semester with very little risk.
I work with people who developmental disabilities in a day program. We closed to clients last Friday, and Wednesday was the last day for staff. I’m promised work through this Friday but after that I don’t know. I’ve struggled over Thursday and Friday to get set up with technology at home, but it’s nothing any of us are good at, and we struggled with technology in the office in the best of times. I could possibly go to work in residential houses. My clients are so fragile, they will be impacted severely if they get sick. They need workers and others coming in and out of their lives and in close physical contact. Many of them struggle at home not understanding the situation.
My meeting didn’t meet last night for the first time since we started it. Other meetings I believe missed for the first time in 75 years. I’ve been going nightly to an online chat meeting with several people that I know. I understand that we are blessed to have so many online options, but for me the value of having people I actually know there is immense.
I imagine that back in the old days of AA people would have been writing letters. I’m well familiar with the passages that tell us that during WWII soldiers in combat stayed sober, but honestly, I’m skeptical.
No matter. I don’t have free floating anxiety, I have character defects and a plan to deal with them.
For anyone who is struggling with staying sober, please reach other. There is abundant help and your sober self is needed here now by all of us. Truly, it is.