“Almost” – SoCS for May 30, 2015

This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday!!

I almost got that strike while bowling! I almost made all “A’s” in my graduate classes for my Master of Arts in Communication! I almost caught a fish except the shrimp slung off of my hook and that is why my sisters and brother-in-laws call me shrimp slinging shaver. I almost ruined the banana bread by burning it, I didn’t because I got it out of the oven just in the knick of time!

I have always heard this saying, “almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.” I am pretty good at horseshoes but I have never messed with hand grenades (thank goodness because that would be a disaster).

The one thing that I can not do is be ALMOST sober and clean. There is no half-stepping when it comes to my sobriety. My alcoholism and cocaine addiction caused me to give up a job that I loved with the University of Texas at San Antonio in August 2013. I have applied for 46 different positions at the university since that time. I have had several interviews and even two where I was the top finalist – but my criminal background check (CBC) has held me back. That is a whole different story since everything on my CBC  is over 20 – 30 years old. I had an interview today and it went really well – we are ALMOST there. I have another interview next Wednesday with another department at the university and it also looks very promising.

In the interviewing process as well as in all other areas of my life today there is no being ALMOST open and honest. I have to be an open book because I cannot allow myself to be caught in any type of ALMOST truth because it is too costly for my recovery. I am so happy to be SOBER and CLEAN since February 13, 2014 and it all because I am not ALMOST trying to stay SOBER and CLEAN JUST ONE 24 HOUR PERIOD at a TIME!!!!!!

Until next time, that’s “What’s Rattling My Cage!!”


Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions


8 thoughts on ““Almost” – SoCS for May 30, 2015

  1. loricarlson66 says:

    Great post GL… I really hope you get a job that you will love again. It sucks that they are holding all of those past things against you. Good luck with your continued sobriety! Connecting to your blog and look forward to reading more of your writings. Have a great weekend!

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