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|09-01-2012, 01:25 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Still new to sober living, what do you all do for fun at night?
Naturally, I easily stay awake at night no matter how many times I try to wake up early the next day. I am listening to Frank Ocean Pyramids and Kanye West Flashing Lights. The night scene is what I identify with; I actually plan/planned on owning various bars/nightclubs at some point. I love the night.
I have a friend that was a former alcoholic who says he goes out to bars with his friends who all drink. He just drinks his water. He tells me he gets a lot of play from females because he doesn't drink; I am sure it doesn't hurt that he is a stud. He is like, "they try to make me drink, they find it weird that I don't drink, they say they like it because its not normal to find a guy like that." He stopped for good reasons, but I guess the side effects of his stoppage wasn't bad either, haha.
I got my girl so we could go out dancing. But I am curious to know what you guys do during the nights? I have been watching movies... I don't watch movies, so this is not normal and weird to me. My philosophy on life is to live it and not through the tube. I like to making things happen so I have stories to tell; unfortunately I have bad stories mixed in with some good stories. I like to work, but I also like to have fun. I take my intellectual side as serious as I did my party side. But I am killing that party guy, he's a jerk that deserves to die; so no more booze for him.
|09-01-2012, 01:52 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NE GA
I went to dinner and to hear a band last night. I drank red bulls do unfortunately I stayed up entirely too late. I am now a caffeine fiend.
Other than that, read, movies, camping, and hang out with AA friends.
|09-01-2012, 01:57 AM||#3 (permalink)|
dude in recovery
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gulf Coast, TX
Blog Entries: 2
I guess it comes down to the individual. I needed to do away with any sort of thoughts of bar hopping\clubbing. It's not much 'fun', but I know from lots of experience what that type fun generally does for me. Sometimes when I'm up late, I'll read up on my hobbies, come here , go for a drive. I'm a loner sort of guy, so I don't feel that need to 'get out and socialize' at night.
"I've never seen anyone drink themselves smart, successful or happy.
Most end up broke, bitter and alone. <anonymous>
|09-01-2012, 02:03 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Blog Entries: 8
Maybe it's time to identify with something new .
I always prefer to be making something happen than being a follower, which is why i like to make and perform music. It's a lot of work but fun .
One of the first sober people i ever met ran a pub here in the uk so i guess anything is possible, although i'd think getting a few years of sobriety before entering that game would be a good idea .
Is the running of a nightclub / bar about the party lifestyle ? as in my personal experience it's a very hard graft to make a sucessful one . Have you worked behind a bar, tried to walk the narrow line between organized crime and the police that can happen in that line of work ..
These days i have no plans for the future as this drunk was unable to meet his own self inflated ego of expectations and did'nt i just hate myself for not being good enough. Now i'm a sucess if i go to bed sober and wake up without a hangover .
Ups and downs still happen, it's how we deal with them that counts. gave up 3rd sept 2011.
I post because i have some experience , not because i have any answers for you .
|09-01-2012, 02:14 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Powerless over Alcohol
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Trudging the Road to Happy Destiny!
You still have to live life and have fun...
I personally do a lot of active night things with AA's here. We always have something going on . And I am sure they do down there also..
Its learning how to live without drinking , and while doing so learning to just live as a human being..
"The only real thing in life are dreams, which nature cant touch with decay." Bob Dylan
"Each day,somewhere in the world ,recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic , sharing experience,strength and hope."
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|09-01-2012, 03:17 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
I love to read, work, teach myself something but it takes time to study. I love the nature walks, exercise, beach, etc. But most of all I am a social fiend! I love interacting with others as I need the interaction to feel content with myself.
|09-01-2012, 04:25 AM||#9 (permalink)|
One Foot in Front of the Other
Join Date: Sep 2009
I'm learning how to ride motorcycles. Secured my permit in April and purchased two bikes in May. While drinking, I never had the guts to take them out much because the alcohol killed my confidence and my motor skills. Self-preservation, I guess, but I knew if I kept drinking I would never get to enjoy the bikes, I'd end up killing myself on them.
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|09-01-2012, 04:47 AM||#10 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
I do the same things I used to do when drinking, but now I do them sober... and better!
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
|09-01-2012, 10:54 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
@ WTH Motorcycles, I used to want to ride them, but not anymore. Every now and then I think about them but will see.
@choublack, I never gave those a try, why the hell not start now... I have to get my mind off Oktoberfest
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|09-01-2012, 11:29 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
My husband and I triked out our Road King
and have taken a few memorable trips so
far. In fact we just returned from Sturgis
recently where I went to the Central office
to get my 22 yrs. AA chip. Now that will
definitely be a sobriety anniversary that I
will remember for yrs to come.
I remember the nights out and driving
under the enfluence of alcohol, enjoying
the nite life, clubs, music, lights, dancing,
men, living on the edge, infedelity and
keeping the secret to not hurt another,
remorse, dishonesty, a horrble accident,
then attempted to end my misery.
That was 22 yrs ago and when I began
living in my recovery, I began to appreciate
the gifts in life I didnt loose. I also appreciate
my bed more than I ever knew I could. Yep,
My safe, comfortable, cozy bed. To lay my
head down on my soft pillow and to know
im not running the roads or being in an
alcohol numbness. To know I dont have to
lie, cheat, sneak around anymore.
To know that after 22 yrs sober, the night
life with alcohol hasnt changed and that it
is still alive and kicking big time.
Today, at 50 ish, im retired and living a
happy, comfortable stable life in recovery,
enjoying my new marriage after a 25 yr.
marriage ended. I enjoy my backyard with
my spouse as we watch many little hummingbirds
that have come our way since Hurricane Isaac
passed thru our state.
There is soooooo much available in life to enjoy
without having poison to destroy it. Each day sober
is a gift to be treasured and the world around you
Enjoy it because its yours for the taking.
"A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED"
Baton Rouge, La.
I turn my will and life over to the care of a Power greater than I on a daily bases for guidance, care and protection.
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