Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Playing catch up

It seems as if it has been ages since I posted here. In actuality it's only been 15 days, but hey ... that's half a month.

I guess you could say I have just been trying to settle into my new life, filled with new coping skills, starting back to school in hopes of pursuing a new career, and learning what it is like to live life without a constant sense of frustration.

I still struggle at times with unscheduled time ... not knowing exactly what to do with myself, or not being able to keep my focus on the priorities. At the same time, it feels like I am staying very busy.

I have been blessed to go to two SLAA meetings in two days this week and I'm feeling good about that. I even exchanged phone numbers with a fellow female sex addict tonight and even put her phone number in my cell phone. That's progress.

My husband's out of town til tomorrow and I'm thankful that I was far more interested in going to meetings than even letting ideas form in my mind that I might "take advantage" of that opportunity to act out.

Also, one other new thing that's going on is that I've started seeing a therapist who specializes in sex addiction. I can tell she's going to push a few buttons and maybe help me to see just how far my comfort zone will stretch. But I'm keeping an open mind. I'm accustomed to teaching my therapists about sex addiction. Now I get the impression that I may learn a few things.

I'm sure there is a lot I haven't covered ... but I wanted to at least post a brief update regarding what is going on in my world. I'm hoping to get caught up on blog reading soon as well.

3 comments:

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

Rae, glad you are checking in and doing well. I was just about to e-mail you -- I'm going to run off and do that now. :)

vicariousrising said...

it's so great to get an update from you- especially such an awesome sounding one. It seems like you've made some significant strides. Yes for you! You seem like you are findinding some balance, peace and yourself. I hope that is true and that it feels good.

thegentlepath said...

I'm glad you're doing well -- I was wondering. :)

I hope things go well for you with your new therapist. It certainly changes the relationship when you're not most knowledgeable person in the room when it comes to sex addiction.