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|01-18-2011, 09:11 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
How did you celebrate your 1 year sobriety date??
I'm just curious, as to how those of you have reached the one year...how you celebrated it.... I know in AA you get a cake! I'm not in AA but will be celebrating one year next week! I'm looking so forward to it!!
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|01-18-2011, 09:26 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Come here to SR and celebrate, and more importantly, tell us how you did it!
|01-18-2011, 09:29 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: St. Louis, MO
Blog Entries: 3
In St. Louis they have a place called Skyzone that is a giant dodeball place on trampolines. All my friends and the girl I was dating where there, it was such a great and magical day for me. Had pizza and cake there too, I will never ever forget that day or night as long as I live. The other day I was looking at pictures of it and almost teared up.
Also my friend who hit a year a few months before me had a BBQ which was really nice as well. Lots of food and friends. I'd just be sure to treat yourself to something special with those who loved and supported you this past year.
"True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up, try again and display strength of heart."
|01-18-2011, 09:38 AM||#4 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
I cleaned the whole house!
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.
Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.
Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day. -Albert Camus
Find the good and praise it. - Alex Haley
|01-18-2011, 09:44 AM||#5 (permalink)|
i've done my almost
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Blog Entries: 1
I didn't, but I really don't celebrate my real bday either, but that's just me. I know both bdays are very important to some folks and I totally respect that.
Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy I've been a year sober, but I just don't feel the need to celebrate something I should have been doing all along
B/c alcohol did for me what I could not do for myself.
|01-18-2011, 02:40 PM||#7 (permalink)|
same planet...different world
Join Date: Sep 2006
Blog Entries: 7
I got a standing ovation when I got my first year coin.
you talk about a group...suffering right along with someone - LOL
I bet they ALL felt like they deserved something!
And truly - they did.
I had one friend take me to dinner and a movie.
I bought myself a 'frock' (new garment)
I went back over my journal
and read entries
and let myself see just how far I'd come.
I figure I dragged it out to about ... a week. LOL!
Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in fruit salad.
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|01-18-2011, 02:55 PM||#8 (permalink)|
I got nothin'
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: My house.
Blog Entries: 14
I got a cat a couple of months after I hit the mark. She's my little baby.
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
|01-18-2011, 02:58 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Hi Bam! I have two kitties! aren't they wonderful!! I know they will be celebrating for me as well!!! think I will treat them to some special wet food!!!
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|01-18-2011, 05:46 PM||#10 (permalink)|
A work in progress
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Jersey
I went to an AA meeting. I was very grateful for my year and wanted to share it with the people in the Fellowship who helped me.
~ one breath at a time
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.
|01-18-2011, 06:50 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Forward we go...side by side
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Serene In Dixie
I was the speaker at my AA homegroup....
my closest AA friend presented me with my 1st. medallion..
we had cake and ice cream....
Each Day Sober Is A Victory!!
Joy In AA Recovery!
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|01-18-2011, 07:08 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
Didn't. Boo hoo. It mighht have been nice, but I don't really have anybody that knows and is tuned into it other than me. And it would have been like saying it's my birthday, and that would have been silly for me to do. I have done that in the past and hated myself for it. The most I got out of it was dropping a few lines about it here and finding the nice remarks when I got back.
|01-18-2011, 09:36 PM||#13 (permalink)|
where the light is
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
It's a good day to reflect on things, comparing your life now to how it was in the past. Sometimes it doesn't really seem like I'm making any progress on a day to day basis but when I look back, the changes are huge!
I usually take a friend out for supper to mark each month of sobriety - still amazed that I am a sober dude, loving life!
It's times like these you learn to live again.
It's times like these you give and give again.
It's times like these you learn to love again.
It's times like these time and time again.
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
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|01-18-2011, 10:49 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Congratulations on 1 year sober,
I celebrated my 1 year by going out for a candlelit dinner with my husband.
He chose the restaurant, we dressed up and had a wonderful night. I figure he deserved to celebrate as much as l did after offering endless support through my first year of recovery.
The first step towards change is acceptance.
Once you accept yourself you open the door to change.
Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.
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|01-19-2011, 08:46 AM||#15 (permalink)|
April 18, 2010
Join Date: Apr 2010
Hi L! I have three months until mine. It will nearly coincide with my 30th birthday. I'm thinking -- weekend getaway. We shall see. Definitely tell us what you end up doing!
To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time for every purpose, under Heaven
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|01-19-2011, 09:46 AM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Glen Allen, Va
Congrats on the one year! I'll be there in 2012, I hope. Course that is supposed to be the year the world ends.
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|01-19-2011, 11:29 AM||#17 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: La La Land, USA
Blog Entries: 1
I didn't.. other than a little internal 'woohoo!'. My husband wanted to go out to dinner and things like that but to me, it's not something I need a parade in my honor for. I did what I had to do to get my **** together and live my life..I do not need to be congratulated for it, I live it every day. My second year went by with even less fanfare inside.. other than some reflection about how wonderful my life is now, and then I went about my day. To me it's not like I'm doing something extra special and fantastic, I'm just living healthy.
That's just me tho
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|01-19-2011, 08:07 PM||#19 (permalink)|
12-Step Recovered Alcoholic
Join Date: May 2010
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
"We can't solve our problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein
/-all BB quotes-1st. Edition-\
|01-19-2011, 08:33 PM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Present
I celebrate my one year next week -- attending a wedding on a wine farm. There will be champagne corks popping, wine pouring, beer flowing. There will be punch and aperitiffs, cocktails and irish coffees, kalulas and contreaus. The extraordinary thing is that if I was attending the same wedding a year ago, right now I would already be enthusiastically looking forward to the French champagne, the vintage wine, a half dozen beers, oblivion, and the obligatory jack-hammer head the next day. This time round, I'm looking forward to sharing the joy of the couple getting married.
Wow, I can't wait!
Oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. - Peter Marshall
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