Oooooooookay, so this is weird, but awesome, and I would like your feedback. I sent my sponsor a note, but would like to hear from the rest of the community too. I just got a job offer as a virtual assistant. I could do the work at home, (from my couch, even if I'm puking with the pregnancy) it's in a field I FREAKING LOVE, and it would pay me more than twice what I made all summer long. (I had to stop working once I was too nauseous to stand.) I connect really well with the client/employer, and there's a huge opportunity for advancement and connections with future clients. Also, I'd learn more about the field that I really want to stay in for the rest of my life. My job would, however, involve me doing social media updates in my client's name, managing online contests, and facilitating their (multiple) online communities.
I've been completely facebook-sober for almost three weeks now. I'm convinced this opportunity only came about because I was awake and unplugged enough to ask for it. I'm wondering, could I make this work, and maintain my sobriety? In another fellowship, we "bookend" by calling another member of the program if we're going to be in a tempting situation, or need accountability to take an action. We do this by calling another member before and after the event is passed. Maybe I could have a few accountability partners to stay *only* on the client's internet functions?
Or is this like an alcoholic managing a bar, where he promises not to drink?
I know at least a couple of members have worked at video game stores after getting sober, and found their disease raging and rearing it's ugly head. I don't want to do that here. I'm so sick, my family needs money, and I'm *really good* in the field this client wants me to work in. But I don't want to feed the monster of my internet addiction either. I'm not sure this would, since I'm not doing it for *me* and I'd be getting paid. Would someone please share their experience/strength/hope with me here? Thanks so much,