As happens to me fairly often, I tried to write something helpful for today and ended up battling a bunch of bully paragraphs—and they won. So this isn’t a real post. I just thought I’d update you on the book release and a few other things.
I’m making it through my interviews without panic attacks or vomiting. Thank you for your prayers! I think I’m saying things about recovery that matter. And because it’s mostly radio, I get to pretend hoards of folks are listening in rapt attention.
So far as sales, I try not to pay too much attention, but my ego is very worried. Ignore her. Instead, let me tell you about some of the emails I’ve been getting. Lots of you tell me the book makes you feel less alone and that makes me cheer. I’ve also learned that many of you are sneaky like me when it comes to your addictions. Fair warning: Once you start to reveal your secrets, it’s hard to stop. Like lies, the truth has a tendency to snowball.
I’m also hearing from people who aren’t addicts or alcoholics at all, but have been repeatedly hurt by one of us. Someday I’m gonna take out an ad in the paper where I apologize to the world on behalf of all of us who can’t or won’t ever say they’re sorry.
A few of you have asked after my son Noah who is also in recovery. He’s doing well these days. And —brace yourself if you know Noah—he recently got a girlfriend. I can’t even tell you how much I approve. Or how cool and amazing Liz is. Or how hard I have to work to mind my own business.
In recovery, we tell each other to imagine yourself inside a hula-hoop—and then remember that nothing outside that hoop is any of your business.
This is especially hard for moms like me. Plus, I was at a party last year where a bunch of adults were having dorky fun with hula-hoops–and I noticed how big they actually are. I could fit any of my kids inside here with me just fine!
This Memorial Day weekend, Dave and I are going away to camp. We’re staying in an RV park in a rented “cabin” that looks more like a tin can. It will be cramped and hot and dorky and we will probably have a blast. But then, dorky fun is underrated (Maybe we should bring hula-hoops!).
It’s going to be really good for me to spend several days getting my mind off all things blog or book related. I’ll post again for real on Tuesday or Wednesday. And in the meantime, I hope you have a fun Memorial Day weekend. Do something dorky. And please do come back.
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