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Holidays are coming

Posted 12-21-2014 at 12:52 AM by tootsl1

It has been a while since I last blogged, so much has happened, we are back in Bonnie Scotland and I have been fortunate enough to have been offered my old job back. I say fortunate, but I must have been good at what I did to be wanted back. I have to learn to appreciate myself, it is not easy.
So many here put themselves and their needs behind everytime else in their lives, I guess a lifetime of doing that makes us feel we are actually worth less than everyone else in our lives. It also...
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Road Trip

Posted 05-30-2014 at 08:38 AM by tootsl1

The last time I wrote about my visit to the USA I hadn't long arrived, Boston was in the middle of a deep freeze and I hadn't been far. Now I am a seasoned traveller, having been to New York, Atlanta and New Orleans to name a few. I have also had the great good fortune to meet up with two of my friends from SR, both times I consider myself privileged to have their friendship and treasure that time spent with them.

My first moments in New York were just as I imagined, noise, lights,...
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A year on

Posted 03-12-2014 at 06:45 PM by tootsl1

It was Wednesday March 13th 2013 that I unknowingly had my last drink.
Had I known it was going to be my last I would have made it more symbolic, perhaps opened a bottle of champagne or bought a really expensive bottle of red. I can't actually remember what I drank, other than it was a copious amount as usual. I don't know what was different about the following morning, Thurday 14th.
I had been disappointed in myself for a long, long time. I was ashamed of myself. I despised my weakness,...
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Early thoughts on a new home

Posted 02-05-2014 at 08:59 AM by tootsl1

A few friends on SR have asked about my impressions so far on my sojourn to the states. As it is still early days, I haven't had much to say about the people here, because I haven't really had any lengthy interactions as yet! One reason I am looking forward to getting settled is that I can start meeting a few new people regularly! Everyone I have met so far have been really nice. Saturday was the first day where temperatures were above freezing, so we decided on a guided tour of the freedom trail....
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Big Changes Ahead

Posted 01-05-2014 at 09:09 PM by tootsl1

It's 4 in the morning, and my mind won't let me sleep. I began thinking about the next part of my journey, both in life and in sobriety. So, rather than toss and turn and curse, I decided to get some thoughts down.
Tuesday 17th December 2013 we applied for and were granted 6 month visas to the USA. Thursday 19th December 2013 my brother in law dropped dead at the age of 58.. Sad ending; scary and exciting new beginning.
It will be 10 months sober for me next Tuesday. I have had trials...
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