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|09-08-2012, 01:02 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
2 months Sober.
I've re-written this several times already today but just can't seem to put an articulate post together (It's been a challenging week at work so I guess i'm just tired). Just wanted to say that I am 2 months sober this weekend and feeling better all the time.
After many failed attempts at sobriety I am approaching this attempt differently. I no longer question when I get to this stage as to why I don't feel brilliant every day, have boundless energy or that my life hasn't 'turned around' completely. Instead, I compare my life now, 2 months without alcohol, to how it was when I was drinking. Miserable, depressed and unhappy.
For me, sobriety, just like alcoholism, is progressive. There is no magic cure and I have to work at it. I gradually feel better as the weeks pass by and can already see a dramatic improvement in all aspects of my life even in this short space of time. I'm not yet where I want to be but that's OK because I know the longer I abstain from pouring that wretched stuff down my neck the more my life will improve.
Have a great sober weekend! 30 degrees in most of Europe so off to the outdoor swimming pool with the kids!
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|09-08-2012, 01:05 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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|09-08-2012, 01:07 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southeast US
Blog Entries: 1
Way to go on two months!
"This above all: to thine own self be true."
Sobriety Date: July 26, 2012
|09-08-2012, 01:12 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Blog Entries: 8
staying mindful of the bad things that alcohol did for us and compairing it and being grateful for now is a strong tool in my sobriety toolbox .
Congratulations on 2 months, may you have many more .
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 .
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|09-08-2012, 01:15 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Forward we go...side by side
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Serene In Dixie
Thanks for taking the time to share your good
news with us...
Forward we go side by side
Each Day Sober Is A Victory!!
Joy In AA Recovery!
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|09-08-2012, 03:15 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: springfield, va
Congratulations on 2 months of sobriety As I am inching closer to two months of sobrity the advice you gave was invaluable. Sobriety is progressive - that is a jewel of wisdom.
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." Roger Caras
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|09-08-2012, 03:19 AM||#9 (permalink)|
bona fido dog-lover
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Blog Entries: 31
Congrats on your sober time! Keep on keepin' on!
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
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|09-08-2012, 03:57 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Congratulations on 2 months!!
Here's to the next two!!
Keep moving forward!!
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.
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|09-08-2012, 05:07 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Present Moment
I particularly like this line above July. It's very true...progressive sobriety brings HOPE.
~ The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel ~
~Whatever you put ahead of your recovery...you will lose~
|09-08-2012, 10:47 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Congratulations Julynine It really does get better and better x
“The future you have tomorrow, won't be the same future you had yesterday.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Rant
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|09-08-2012, 12:31 PM||#17 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Congrats! That's great. And you sound really good. You have a realistic view of the first few months
I hear it sails that only an alcoholic who is given this gift of sobriety seems to think they now deserve all the worldly prizes. It's what changes inside of us that is to be treasured. All the other stuff is just icing on the cake.
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