Road to Santa Monica
I’m a little groggy this morning, but the Starbucks will be kicking in shortly. I’m at the airport in KC waiting for the plane that will carry me to Denver where I catch another to Los Angeles. Travel days are always hard especially when you have to get up at fricking 4:30 in the morning.
I would like to send a thank you to Brent, Joel and Mike for making sure our meeting will go on today. I’m truly grateful to you all for becoming members of the We Agnostics AA group in Kansas City. You all have contributed to my sobriety and I look forward to many more meetings with you.
The We Agnostics and Freethinkers AA Convention that I’m attending is the first time that WAFTs from around the world have gathered together. It’s really a historic event for AA and I’m honored to be a part of it. I’ve been in AA for a long time and I have always loved the fellowship, but I am now more excited about AA than ever. I care about its future and I feel a responsibility to do my part to ensure that AA will always be around.
I know there are those who may disagree, but I feel the WAFT movement will help to widen AA’s reach by providing meetings where religion is off the table , and I believe there will be more and more meetings like ours in the coming years providing a safe and secure place for people to experience recovery regardless of what religious or spiritual beliefs they may or may not have.
When I land in Los Angeles, I will send my friend RJ a text and then I’ll head over to the hotel, check in and make my way to the convention site where I will report for kitchen duty at 1:00.
I couldn’t be happier. Uh oh, my plane is boarding and I spent all my time typing, letting this coffee go to waste.
Musings from the air
I’m in the air now and should be arriving in LA in about an hour and a half. It’s nice to have wifi on the plane especially traveling alone, I feel more connected. I am trying not to project too much about the conference and just take it as it comes. The web servants panel should be interesting, I will certainly be in good company; AA Agnostica, Rebellion Dogs and agnosticaanyc.com.
I don’t feel that I deserve to be there quite honestly. This site was started simply to provide information about our group, but then I added the blog, got totally obsessed and a little carried away. I hope one day that our group conscience will put some limits on what we do with this site.
I’m not so sure that it’s within AA traditions for a group to have a blog that has so much opinion. I mean AA likes to stay out of controversy and outside issues. This site and our blog on the other hand jumps into any controversy that comes along. That reflects where I am in my recovery. I am really trying to figure out how I am approaching AA as an atheist, so I am about as open minded as I ever have been. I don’t have any answers so writing here and reading other blogs is helping me to find my way.
I guess what I’m saying is this site wasn’t planned out, it’s been a product from my obsessive compulsive mind.
Enough for now. The next post will be from Santa Monica.