In the past couple of days I’ve seen a couple of my good friends leave the boards. The reason? It felt like punching a clock. I’ve had another friend come back to the boards only to tell me that after 1,000 + days he went back to the can. The reason? He went away from the board and thought he could go it alone. After some time away he figured he could have “just one.” There’s another guy with 1,000 + days behind him that hasn’t been returning phone calls, texts or emails… This is not a good sign. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but this doesn’t look good.
I often hear people tell me that the only time they think about dip is when they’re on the boards. They figure that if they stop coming then they won’t think about dip. Everything that we do at QSX is all about accountability. If putting my name on a roll call each and every day is all that it takes to keep me quit then you can be damn sure that I’m going to continue to do it for as long as I can. I’ve worked too damn hard for too damn long to go back to the can now. Quite honestly I don’t WANT to forget about dip. It’s a part of my life and always will be. The Nic Bitch won’t ever go away, but I can keep her at bay by putting my name on a line.
For what it’s worth I’m glad my buddy came back… maybe this time he’ll pull his head out of his ass before going back to the can. Or better yet, maybe he won’t leave the boards this time and think he can have “just one”.
As for the guy that’s missing… let me hear from you brudda.
+1 tomorrow. See everyone on roll.