Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Job, Day 1

Well, as we have spoken about here yesterday was the first day that i was actually in charge of the sober houses, and if i had to describe the first day in two words.......MAN DOWN! yup we had to lose one of the guys because he just absolutly wanted to run things his way and i was going to fall in line with his plan. Or not! I felt as though i would be doing him a favor that might help him in a future stay in another sober living community with some first hand knowlege of the facts of life. I have to say it was not my favorite thing to do, it sucked. But I am commited to not taking this persons failure as my own.

You know people had to explain to me what the facts of life are, sometimes quite painfully. Now its his turn. I will pray for him to find his way as many prayed for me... and we will move forward, as well as make it a great day!

P.S. the kiddies are still the top job and keeping me VERY busy. Right now its 5:45 in the morning and typing this constitutes my only the second time i could stop for five minutes in a row.

Thats it for now, heres hoping all your faces have smiles!


  1. In the real world, they shoot real bullets. Life is full of hard choices and tough decisions. I'm glad you stepped up to the plate in a tough situation on your very first day. You've got chutzpah, the courage of your convictions and their best interests at heart as well. Good for you. Big hugs :]

  2. Personal responsibility. Yep, that's what it takes in real life. Great job in standing your ground.

    Big hugs, honey...

  3. What you have done is set the tone. You've let everyone know what you will and will not tolerate. That is the first thing that always needs doing. Excellent. The rest of the group knows not to try to be in charge, because you clearly are in charge. Things will get easier now.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  4. It's called boundaries. Kudos for having the C-o-jones to do stick to ur guns.

  5. Chuck -

    Letting someone go who is not with the program is a sign of leadership - it sucks, but it has to be done or you would not be the leader.

    Congratulations on getting through day 1.