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Well it’s officially fall to me which means that daylight savings time is over and so is Halloween. For me fall starts when there are no more pieces of summer. I dislike fall. I like summer and spring and winter going into spring. I don’t like the shorter days and cooler weather. Of course, I live in Louisiana so we get snippets of cooler weather every now and then.

I’ve been meaning to start this blog for a while since it has been hard to get people to send work in.. This way maybe people can piggyback on thoughts I’ve shared.

I wanted to write right after the retreat. It was a lovely retreat with lots of good recovery. What I liked it was the right amount of structure without being too regimented. On Saturday morning you could choose to get up and meditate or you could just meet everyone at breakfast. There were people from different areas like Lafayette too. The grounds were just beautiful and you could walk around. I walked down the street to a few cute shops with a friend. Just doing that with someone who knew my struggles with food was awesome. The love notes were great – just sending some love to someone else at the retreat in program. Our speaker shared her story and it was wonderful getting to know her better. She did an awesome job of going through the Big Book and sharing her experience, strength, and hope.

Lastly I would like to add that I love this program and the friends I’ve made. I struggle with food constantly and today was no different. I’ve gone back to teaching and we had leftover Halloween candy in the classroom. I had to get rid of it before I binged on it. I messaged 7 different oa’ers and they all messaged me back within 5 minutes!

Love and recovery

Anne B