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Showing Up Imperfect

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I remember when I first started coming to OA meetings. I felt like people were looking at me differently, like they knew I was new and ignorant of their “OA ways.” I felt like an outsider. They spoke in a different way and had so much self-awareness. I only knew how to talk about the food, not emotions or the spiritual side of things. I felt really self-conscious after every time I shared, wondering if what I’d said offended people. During my first year in OA, I wasn’t working the Steps or using the Tools—I truly was not willing to

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