LifeRing is excited to introduce our newest online focus meeting for Spanish-speakers: La vida sobria (the sober life). This is a How Was Your Week check-in meeting held weekly on Sundays at 5:00pm Pacific.
La vida sobria
¿Cómo fue tu semana?
Sundays at 5:00pm Pacific Time
La vida sobria is the brilliant idea of LifeRing Community member Shannon. In this introduction, Shannon shares personal history, inspirations, and goals for this new LifeRing focus meeting.
I am Guatemalan, Mexican, and Irish, was born and raised in San Francisco, CA, and have spent my life straddling distinct cultures and languages. My Abuelita (grandma) always spoke to me in Spanish. When I was a child, I didn't understand every word she said to me, but I could feel the love with which they were spoken. I remember asking my Mom why my dad didn't speak to my Abuelita in Spanish, and she said that it was because the nuns who ran the grade school that my dad and aunts attended ridiculed my grandparents for speaking Spanish to their children. From then on, they mainly communicated with their children in English, resulting in my dad and one of my aunts losing their Spanish.
That story broke my heart, and I vowed to learn the language so that it wouldn't die in my family and so that I could communicate with my Abuelita in Spanish. I started studying Spanish in high school, and I received a B.A. in Spanish Studies from Santa Clara University. When I was finally able to communicate with her in Spanish, it meant the world to her and to me.
Walking and taking photos also help me in my sobriety and recovery. I take daily, long walks at my local park. Movement and creativity are nourishing, and I love sharing photos that I've taken on my daily walks with other wonderful members of the LifeRing community.
Sundays | 5:00pm Pacific Time
Zoom Meeting ID: 871 3590 7544, Passcode: lifering
LifeRing is currently recruiting new convenors and co-convenors to support our growing recovery community. You can learn more about the requirements and the rewards of being a LifeRing convenor on the LifeRing Start a Meeting webpage. Other ways you can support LifeRing are listed on our Engagement Opportunities webpage.