“When I was living in Austin, TX I got the opportunity to hang with an organization called Not a Glum Lot. Being someone who had moved to ATX from out of state, it was very cool to meet some like-minded people who also liked doing things that I enjoyed doing.
A few months after meeting this group, they invited me to come on a group ski trip in Taos, New Mexico. I wanted to go but at the time my budget was pretty tight. They told me not to worry about the money side of it and that Not a Glum Lot would cover everything. I thought it was too good to be true… but it wasn’t. Long story short I went, had an absolute blast, and made friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
The reason I believe this organization is so important is because sometimes it’s hard to find a drive or purpose in early recovery. What Not A Glum Lot does is show people that living a fun life is possible in sobriety. I know for me it jump started a fun life in recovery and gave me a new perspective on how great life can really be. If I am doing things that create fulfillment in my life, I will want to keep that life. I appreciate Not a Glum Lot and the people who have helped make it what it is.”