In my very first twelve step meeting eighteen years ago one of the very first things I heard was “Just Show Up”. I was told nothing had to make sense, all I had to do was put down my addiction (for one moment at a time) and Just Show Up. By bringing the body, eventually the mind would follow, and when the mind came the soul would start to mend and heal. I think one of the hardest things to do in the rooms of SAA is to Just Show Up. We have such a variety of bottom lines and acting out behaviors we are trying to change. Relapses and slips are a tremendous part of our recovery, they are our teachers. What is a major relapse to one may seem like only a little slip to another, but still, we just show up for one another with unconditional love, compassion and understanding. We are all trying to recover from this disease of sex addiction no matter its manifestation. The only way that I know how to do that is to start by Just Showing Up to meetings. Then as one of the previous entries said the 500lb phone gets a little lighter, and then maybe we develop meaningful relationships in recovery with our sponsor and fellows, all by Just Showing Up. Before we know it we have grown and we are living a life in recovery one moment at a time, and suddenly, we are not only just showing up for meetings, but we are showing up in our own lives.