Monday, November 3, 2008

My commitment

Okay, so its super late but better than not at all right!!!

My commitment to myself is to call 3 other alcoholics a day to see how they are doing.

After doing some work on where I wanted to be I realized that I need other women desperately. I need to stop isolating and make friends. It doesn't hurt that my sponsor is requiring this of me as well to stay sober!

In other news, my dog has begun fighting with the very peaceful dog we are living with. It is bringing up a lot of bad memories for me (kelly, if you are reading you know what i'm talking about). I feel like its my fault and I am a bad mom. In all honesty, I think she needs more boundaries, so that is another commitment I am making. She is quite the reflection of myself actually!!!

Okay Universe what does this mean???!!!!!


Kelly said...

You can be a good mommy AND set firm boundaries too!! Yes, you can. I'm so honored to call you my friend. You are a blessing. I'm also happy to hear that you are committing to reaching out more...don't forget to let other people help you too. Sending you love from the South

Nicole said...

You are an inspiration... by setting clear intentions you are providing clear instructions on how the Universe can help you. Keep a look out for the evidences in your life. Wishing you all the magical blessings along the way! Nicole x

freelittlebird said...

That is a great commitment. It is very tempting to isolate ourselves when we are feeling bad when even just a short interaction can do so much good.

Good luck with your dog (what an adorable picture!), I too have a fluffy white dog that I have had to be firm with (and need to be firmer with sometimes!) and it is an ongoing process. Remember, each day you get an opportunity to teach your dog so be kind to yourself if you miss one, or if you try something and it doesn't work. As for all behavior for all creatures (I change behavior for a living so bear with me!) consistency is key!

Allison said...

Isolation is rough, even when it is self-imposed. Stay strong & the boundaries you set will (surprisingly) give you more freedom in your life!

Sacred Suzie said...

What an empowering commitment. Being an isolationist is tough, good for you for reaching out to others. We don't have to go through life alone.

Jamie said...

I hope you find some great connections in your reaching out - amongst the women you'll call and amongst the SC women too :)

Serena said...

What a wonderful commitment you have chosen, Katie...not only are you being of service to others, you are helping yourself out of the isolation you speak of.

Your little dog looks a lot like mine. How sweet!

As for your doggy fighting, be sure to take action when she starts the bad behaviour...each time, use a firm voice, say NO, and maybe put her on time-out for 5 or 10 minutes. Always reward her good behaviour with lots of love and cuddles. They are very quick to learn what is right or wrong. As freelittlebird said, consistency is key!

My little dog won't stop barking when people, other than family, come through our door to visit, so we tell him 'no' and put him outside the back door where he can see us. He's an indoor dog so he doesn't like that but, after 5 or 10 minutes, we let him back in and he just sniffs our visitors, then goes and lies down. No more barking.

Genie Sea said...

The fact that you are worrying whether you are a good mommy, reinforces the fact that you ARE a good mommy!

It's good to reach out to others because we all need what you need. You are never alone! :)

danette said...

I echo Genie's sentiments.

What empowering commitments; a commitment to reach out will impact not only you but people around you as well.