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|06-16-2012, 05:41 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
end of day 3... again
I've been told that it's only a matter of time..
Had to leave a six figure job, nearly killed myself and hurt someone.
Why? Because after being sober for quite a while and doing so wonderful, I had one drink. What's the big deal, I thought.?
Boy was I wrong.
The only things I have left is my optimistic personality and support of my family. To say that I'm desperate is an understatement of the year.
I had to leave a lot of things behind, in the hope of getting better. Well at least I am free to get as much help as I need. And now I'm not alone in this.
God has given me plenty of chances, I know this is my last one. A drink = death for me, plain and simple.
Thanks for listening and helping me in the past.
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|06-16-2012, 05:46 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Sooner State
Blog Entries: 2
The economy has taken a toll on us all. I was looking at 401K statements today and its sad. Contribute and lose....rinse & repeat. Hang in and dont drink. Alcohol is a huge waste of money!
|06-16-2012, 05:47 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Between Meetings
|06-16-2012, 05:54 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Well done on starting out again.
I had 2 years and drank like mad after some stress in my life.
It wasn't my problem, I just decided to reward myself for my input and drank.
I am now back at 20 months and doing a lot differently this time.
You will figure it out.
I too "gave up" work, and it was the best thing I could have done.
Back working now, reduced hours and responsibilities, and that is the way it will stay for the foreseeable future.
Best of luck.
|06-16-2012, 06:23 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Hugs to you.
Glad you are here!
Someday everything will all make sense.
For now, laugh at confusion, smile through tears,
& remind yourself that everything happens for a reason.
All Big Book quotes are from the first edition.
Linked with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
|06-16-2012, 06:30 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Welcome back, serious!
I'm glad your family is supportive and you can put all your focus right now on getting sober. Go at it like you would your job and get all the support you can - you can do it!
|06-16-2012, 06:33 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Welcome back, Serious!
I'm sorry you're having troubles, but thankfully you've found your way back here and you have your family support.
|06-16-2012, 07:45 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Learning to live again
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Hi serious. We all understand how you're feeling right now. Most of us tried to moderate or control what we drank, with disastrous results. I continued into my 50's insisting it was just a matter of willpower. Thankfully, you're not that foolish. You're ready to do this now, and reclaim your life. You can do it - we're all behind you.
Congratulations on your 3 days!
You are so much more than the worst thing you've
ever done. - Fr. Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries
Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Emerson
|06-16-2012, 07:57 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Seas
I'm really sorry you had to go through all that serious - but it's great to see you back
|06-17-2012, 05:14 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
I was definitely headed that way.
Also I haven't had a vacation in 4 years.
I'd rather spend time and money on getting better.
Outpatient treatment, meetings, counseling... whatever it takes...
I simply did not have the luxury of time to do any of that. I can now.
And I was not willing to put a price tag on my life.
It's very tough now, but I had to do it. I don't feel it yet... but it is likely a blessing in disguise. Hopefully I will have a chance to look at this and smile in the future.
|06-17-2012, 05:58 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Serious, same here. Could have continued for a while longer at my nice, respectable job and burnt to a crisp doing it!
Haven't received any desperate pleas to return either, so I guess they are doing ok without me!
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