I Got Lost

Last Update: June 13, 2021

Hi WA family, hope everyone has been doing well, staying safe and healthy.

I have been away from WA for about a month. I lost my way and I am trying to get back. Sometimes things seem to be just too much for me to handle and I find myself like I am on a long and lonely road.

Things just got overpowering for me. I suffered a case of severe depression, picked up a bottle of booze after several years of sobriety. At first, that first drink tasted really good and was fun, then the second and the next thing I know I was in the hospital.

I apologize to my WA family and will slowly ease my way back to a great source of friends and a great program.

I see a lot of success stories and I congratulate all of you for never giving up. I did and ended up in a very sad and lonely place.

I will never let go of the faith I have in the WA community. This is a one-of-a-kind great place to be.

My foolish pride got in the way, and I did not reach out and ask for help. I felt ashamed of myself as I did let my WA family down.

Please if anyone feels down and feels like things are getting too hard to handle, no matter what the situation may be, reach out and ask for that help. There is abundant help here within the WA community. No matter what your issue may be.

Forgive me for not being there for you.

I love you all and will try my best to be a better friend.

Thank you,

Michael

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JeannineC Premium
Hey Michael, we all go through rough patches. I know I can't cast the first stone about how someone responds to any of these times. The best part is that you have found your way back, and we're still here for you. So is all of the work which you've done here. You just took a break, that's all. No apologies necessary!

Welcome back!
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lesabre Premium
Thank you so much, Jeannine. Your words are very much appreciated.

All the best,

Michael
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Brongsugah Premium
Hello Michael. This road called life is full of peaks and valleys, mountains and obstacle courses...Thankfully, there are also second chances and sometimes third and fourth. It's not an easy road but I'm glad that in spite of your recent set back, you're getting back on board because you've got something to say and a community to support - one that supports you too! We've all got our dark moments, so you're not alone. Wishing you good health, peace of mind and a joyful spirit. Blessings.

Maria
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lesabre Premium
Hi Maria, thank you for your beautiful words of encouragement. They are very much appreciated.

I am glad to be back in this great community.

Wishing you all the very best,

Blessings,

Michael
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ElizabethRo2 Premium
Michael, if it is any consolation to you, I want you to know you are not alone, I did not go into drinking, but something just as similar, (Gambling) that is my week point, but I could only do it when I have few dollars, when it is done and I have no more $$ left, I go home and stuff my face with what ever food I can find.

There are so much more to it, but I just wanted you to know you will be ok, sooner than later we do find our mistake, and we can talk about it, and you just did, and thank god you got help. I am really sorry you went through that after such a long time away from it. Any way.....!

We are all human, and fall off one way or the other, we are not her to judge, but to listen and help where we can. See, I did not spill my beans until now, Thank you. This community is the best to return to, I am glad your are back.

Best of success to you my friend as you move forward for greater things in your life. Stay well.

Much love,

Elizabeth
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lesabre Premium
Hi Elizabeth, thank you so much for your kind words. They are greatly appreciated.

Also thank you for sharing about your gambling. Addiction can be a nasty thing.

Wishing you all the very best and much love,

Your friend,

Michael
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SylviaChrist Premium
Oh, Michael, I am sorry to hear this. I can relate to what you are saying. I find it always difficult to ask for help, but I am better at providing help. I hope so much you are feeling better. Please, don't hesitate, if you don't feel well, you may always contact me!
I wish you only the best, Michael! :)
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lesabre Premium
Hi Sylvia, thank you so very much, greatly appreciated. Yes, I like to help people but find it difficult to ask for help.

I feel better day by day, the help from everyone here at WA has helped a lot.

Wishing you all the very best,

your friend,

Michael
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SylviaChrist Premium
Michael, I am so sorry; I only see now that you have answered my comment! I am so happy that you feel better. Please, be careful with yourself, and do ask for help.
I wish you the very best as well!
I am so happy you are back! :)
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lesabre Premium
Hi Sylvia, thank you. Much appreciated.

Sylvia things are getting better thanks to the support I have received from my WA family. I am truly blessed to be a part of this truly amazing family. I blogged yesterday, 10 Days A Success Story, to update everyone as to how I have been doing.

I am really glad to be back, it truly is refreshing.

All the very best,

Michael
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Roseblogger Premium
Hi, Michae, I am sorry to hear about your struggles but glad that you are back here in our WA community. One thing I have learned in life is that sharing eases the pain, when you talk about something, you find a solution quicker than when you are trying to sort it out on your own.

Even if it's not the community, you should find someone you trust, and share with them what is troubling you, rather than trying to deal with it all alone.

Anyway, welcome back, and hope all will be well soon.

Rose.
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lesabre Premium
Hi Rose, you are absolutely right. I find it hard to share what I am feeling.

Thank you very much, Rose. Greatly appreciated. It is good to be back.

All the very best,

Michael
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