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|07-03-2012, 02:57 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Wales UK
Update : My first AA meeting
After several days of contemplating I successfully went to my first AA meeting today .. (Big step for me)
It was different to what I had imagined but everything that members here had told me it would be. I was made to feel welcome and yet nobody questioned me. I listened as the meeting was opened.. and as people there took turns to share. I related to all the shares, they sounded so like myself !!
I still haven't been to the Doctors, my appointment is at the end of this week, and still no-one who knows me face to face knows yet about my drinking.. how i share that I guess I will find the answer too..
Anyway thats my update as promised.. I will attend another meeting soon....thanks for all the support so far guys.. it's been really helpful
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|07-03-2012, 03:00 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Seas
I'm glad you took that step Misguidedsoul
Try not to worry about the Drs too much either
|07-03-2012, 03:03 PM||#3 (permalink)|
in my 24th year of sobriety
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada. About as far south as you can get
Excellent soul ... let the magic begin !!
All the best.
.If you want to drink, that's your business .....
.If you want to quit, that's A.A.'s business.
. --- driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity.
. L.D. 1989
|07-03-2012, 03:05 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Run to live... live to run
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Western Maryland
Blog Entries: 5
way to go Mis!! That is a great first step!!
Sober Since 6/3/2012.
"And the day came for the risk
it took to remain tight inside
the bud was more painful than
the risk it took to blossom"
9 Half Marathons completed in 1yr 5 months.
Getting Married on 9/6/2013!!
|07-03-2012, 03:11 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Wow, good for you!
It's incredibly scary going for the first time, I remember that. I was hung-over something awful, fragile, weepy, terrified and ignorant my first time.
But as long as you choose a good meeting with lots of combined sobriety, people will be gracious and welcoming and know right where you're at.
|07-03-2012, 03:13 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Great stuff...3 weeks ago i went to my first meeting,tomorrows meeting will be my fifth...At first i was nervous but now i couldn't be without AA....
|07-03-2012, 03:17 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Hey they didn't bite or even try to abduct you into anything did they? I used AA in my early recovery aliong with there and was amazed at the difference between what I experienced, and what I have read in some circles.
If I had to do it again, which I will not, I would use my home group again. I made some very nice friends in AA.
"Here's to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don't even care" Leonard Cohen
Fairy tales are more than true not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten. -- G. K. Chesterton
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|07-03-2012, 03:34 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom.
I have been to a meeting today as well.
Sobriety Date 23rd May 2003.
Sobriety delivers everything Alcohol promised.
|07-03-2012, 03:41 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Crazy Cat Lady
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Blog Entries: 3
Hahaha! Look at you, Misguided! You're making it happen! Keep it up and the Promises will come true in your life sooner than you expect.
Sobriety Date: May 3, 2013
If I can do it, you can do it.
Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. -The Big Book of AA, Chapter 5 Page 58
|07-03-2012, 04:18 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: London, England
Congrats MGS! (and you too heath) It's the start of a great journey with some really good company.
|07-03-2012, 04:23 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Between Meetings
Glad you liked it...They sounded just like you...huh?....That's why I get along with them so well....Nice job Misguidedsoul...I think your soul has got some guidance now. Keep coming back!
|07-03-2012, 04:39 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Well done Misguidedsoul x
The future you have tomorrow, won't be the same future you had yesterday.
― Chuck Palahniuk, Rant
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|07-03-2012, 04:40 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
I'm glad it went well for you.
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