I read. I survived. I shook, but Brigid kept me upright. The coaching by my sponsor (an opera professor) and my practice and lots of prayer enabled me to NAIL the reading.
I still can’t quite believe I read my poetry to over 100 people. It is mind boggling. I have had many panic attacks in my life. I couldn’t play organized sports in middle or high school due to panic attacks.
But Brigid and the 12 Steps have freed me from so many character defects. I am humbled and grateful for the precious gift of abstinence and the sanity that comes from being sober.
Together we get better.
If you wish to read the poem – a revised version of it is here.