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Old 02-28-2018, 10:36 PM
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Hope is a powerful thing

Well, I did it.

Today marks 2 years since I walked away.

It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but it's mostly great.

I have a lot of hope nowadays

that's all i wanted to say.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:50 PM
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Congrats on 2 years BD

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Old 03-01-2018, 03:40 AM
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Congrats on 2 years Bulldog! That's awesome!
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Congratulations, and from a newcomer it's so helpful to hear messages of hope like this. Thanks!
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:22 AM
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Congratulations, Bulldog.
Well done.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:39 AM
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simply stated and to the point love it. Good job!!
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Congratulations Bulldog, you've come a long way in those 2 years and thanks for your contributions here during that time. Stories like yours are an inspiration to others, and we need to hear them.
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You are amazing Bulldog--thanks for sharing your journey with us all
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:14 AM
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:47 PM
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Nice job BD!
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:47 AM
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Congrats, Bulldog, what an accomplishment!
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Congratulations......thats a fantastic achievement.
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You dug your teeth in sobriety. 2 years is AWESOME!
Congrats bulldog. Your doing fine!!
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:59 PM
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thanks for the kind words!

it was a good day. I went out with my neighbors like i have with every anniversary and that was that.

very non eventful.

I wish i had some profound words to express or to share, but I'm just semi-happily moving along , just living one day at a time.

It was weird...my dr. refilled all my prescriptions this time with no blood work. I guess she was satisfied that i had a panel done in september when i had my kidney stones.

I had a general consultation appt for today but had to cancel because the school was closed due to high wind damage. I guess i'll reschedule some other time.
I think i'm ok with that.

anyway, that's all.
peace!
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You've come such a long way, bulldog. Congratulations on two years, ill bet you have a much more developed perspective than I have.

I'm looking forward to the day I don't have that "weird" feeling with complete sobriety, that reminder all the time that yes, I am wide awake and yes, I am experiencing all feelings at all times...I'm thinking at two years you just groove more.

Keep on keepin' on dealing with life on life's terms, I'll bet you're getting pretty good at that.
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Originally Posted by Stayingsassy View Post
You've come such a long way, bulldog. Congratulations on two years, ill bet you have a much more developed perspective than I have.

I'm looking forward to the day I don't have that "weird" feeling with complete sobriety, that reminder all the time that yes, I am wide awake and yes, I am experiencing all feelings at all times...I'm thinking at two years you just groove more.

Keep on keepin' on dealing with life on life's terms, I'll bet you're getting pretty good at that.
Good Lord you're good at explaining things.....that's pretty much exactly what it's like. I sat here scratchin my head for like an hour tryin to get something like that out. LOL.

For me, it's a lot of feeling more comfortable in my own skin and knowing how to identify what's going on before I start to spiral.
In a lot of ways, that's the peace I'm talking about. It's priceless.

Thank you for sharing that. I don't know what you do for a living, but you really ought to think about going into becoming some sort of an addiction counselor. I've been around the recovery rooms most of my adult life and you just get it.
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Well don bulldog, congratulations.
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Good Lord you're good at explaining things.....that's pretty much exactly what it's like. I sat here scratchin my head for like an hour tryin to get something like that out. LOL.

For me, it's a lot of feeling more comfortable in my own skin and knowing how to identify what's going on before I start to spiral.
In a lot of ways, that's the peace I'm talking about. It's priceless.

Thank you for sharing that. I don't know what you do for a living, but you really ought to think about going into becoming some sort of an addiction counselor. I've been around the recovery rooms most of my adult life and you just get it.
thank you for saying that. I appreciate that a lot.
While my job is quite similar in a lot of ways, I've unfortunately been around the recovery rooms a lot myself over the last decade and I probably just speak the lingo. You'd think with all that practice in recovery I'd have more than five months...just goes to show what a sneaky bastard this condition is.

And how we should never take sobriety for granted. What a blessing we are on this side of that horrifying fence.
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