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Old 06-01-2017, 12:22 PM
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New annual contract, signed today

My contract was renewed for another year and I signed and accepted it.
15 months ago I was headed for unemployment, homelessness, and death, not necessarily in that order.
I've been sober for 484 days.
I couldn't have done this without SR.
Thanks everyone, and especially Dave, August, Lee, The Badger, JCNY, and the other loons at Fort February.
Oh yes, and Dee.
Thanks guys. This has been the best year and a half of my life. I can't express how much all of you have done for me and how much you mean to me.
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Great news! I hope I have a similar story this time next year!
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It is still amazing to me that by simply not ingesting poison every 8 hours or so, every aspect of my life improved, in some cases dramatically. Financially, emotionally, physically, mentally . . . virtually every sphere of my existence improved, far beyond what I expected.
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Great job on that milestone!
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It feels so good doesn't it?

Congratulations ❤️
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Wonderful to hear OOTT! You are a champion for sobriety and I'm so glad that your life has changed so dramatically for the better. As you know, you've been instrumental in helping me to stay sober and I am so grateful. Congrats on everything!
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Outonthetiles View Post
It is still amazing to me that by simply not ingesting poison every 8 hours or so, every aspect of my life improved, in some cases dramatically. Financially, emotionally, physically, mentally . . . virtually every sphere of my existence improved, far beyond what I expected.
It is amazing, isn't it?

I am only at 220 days sober and it unbelievable how good my life has become.

For nearly 3 decades I was walking around either drunk, half drunk or hungover - life looked dark and pointless and I dreaded everything.

The lead I saw today at AA said that while she was drinking she "couldn't keep on living but she didn't want to die". That was me exactly at the end of my drinking.

Congrats on the 15 months sober.
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Amazing and so, so great!
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:35 PM
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16 months tomorrow.
484 days = 15 months, 3 weeks, 6 days!

I feel confident, but still vigilant. I never want to go back to where I was back then.
I think one key thing I've learned, besides the necessity of having a plan, even if rudimentary, is that moderation doesn't work. I'm really proud of how I approached getting sober, and I learned from reading SR is that moderation is a dead end and it will just waste months, if not years.
Of course, I tried every conceivable form of moderation on my own before coming to SR, and of course, none of them worked.
One other great thing I've learned is that before coming to SR, I literally thought I was alone and that no one had ever gone through what I was going through. SR showed me that I wasn't alone, that I didn't need to feel embarrassed or ashamed, and in fact what I have is a fairly common disease, and that by working hard, it can be overcome.
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Congratulations, it's pretty amazing what we can do when we put our mind to it!
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