Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AA was a humble program. A program of suggestions, never rules. It was a place of storytelling, which operated on the same principle as great literature: Through your story, I hear my own.

- Sarah Hepola, Blackout

ETA And then this bit: "'Your problem is that you step up to every plate and expect to hit a grand slam,' a friend told me, and I said, 'Yes, exactly!' as though I were simply grateful for the diagnosis....I needed to build a new tolerance. Yes to discomfort, yes to frustration, yes to failure, because it meant I was getting stronger. I refused to be the person who only played games she could win."