I arrive at the meeting and I’m greeted by a guy “Are you here for the…meeting?” I say “Yeah.” And he excitedly says “Well then welcome! I’m _____, you are?” I tell him my name and he tells me to go inside and grab some coffee and snacks. When I get inside I’m getting coffee and he comes over to me and asks if it was my first time at a meeting because I “seemed kind of nervous”. I tell him that it wasn’t, but it was my first day back after 6 months of using. He tells me not to worry and no one will judge me for relapsing and tells me to grab a seat.
I sit in the back row and a guy comes up to me, being a newcomer at this meeting, it was mostly 40-60 year olds, I was maybe 1 of 2 people in their 20’s. He gives me his number and starts chatting. Then he tells me to come sit next to him “You don’t want to sit in the back.” So I follow him to the middle where we sit. We chat until the meeting starts. He was real nice. The meeting commences, it was a speaker-discussion. Good meeting. The lady who told her story was okay, funny, but not very enlightening, but it was still helpful to hear what she had to say. The topic was “Relationships in sobriety” so I had nothing to say really since I haven’t had any relationships in sobriety yet. So I just listened.
Then I was leaving, and the first guy approached me in my car and said that they’ll be there Saturday-Tuesday’s, every night and I should stop by. It was great to be around so many nice happy people and very encouraging and made me optimistic. 90 meetings in 90 days I will do. Excited, eager and happy.