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Old 10-03-2019, 02:09 PM
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Hi PJ, still trying to figure things out, which may never happen, keep my boundaries and staying away from my FOO as much as possible. Volunteering at ARF, which given my condition and the way I feel, I can't even believe I signed up for it. Some days it's really hard, but I think for the most it is doing me some good. Volunteering is really fun for me, but it doesn't erase the core problem.
Thank you so much PJ. How are you doing? I hope your hand is healing well. All my love!
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:50 AM
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The hand is healing well, Aly- thanks

I volunteered at the state museum as meet/greet person (HA! )- which I didn't like, andacommunity centre and running meetings. They distracted me from thinking asbout booze, as well as forcing me to be around 'humans'
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:51 AM
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WELL DONE Aly!
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:21 AM
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Aly, I find that volunteering sometimes puts me together with new people who become an important part of my life by mentoring and supporting me in my recovery. Or, they just become a new friend that I can do something enjoyable with. All a part of the journey
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:57 AM
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Thank you, my dear friends. You always make me feel better. So glad we're here for each other and I'm thankful for my friends here. Thank you for helping me try to figure it out! If that ever happens! Love you! ♥♥♥
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:14 AM
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I think I will be figuring it all out until the end of my days Aly- beats what I was.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:55 AM
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yes, PJ, I think I'll be with you until the end of time. I am really trying. I had a negative thing happen to me last week and I'm having trouble shaking it off. OCD worming it's way in, no doubt. BUT
My sister reached out and asked me to go see The Who and The Gallagher brother's new band is starting. I love Oasis, so I hope they're good. It's the Who's final tour. It's in San Francisco tomorrow. I can't imagine it not being awesome. I still get anxiety over everything, but at least it will be a nice break and I'm not getting my hopes up about my sister too much, but I did think it was nice of her to reach out and ask me if I wanted to go.
Thank you PJ for stopping in here. You bring a smile to me!! ♥♥♥
How are you doing these day? Any new art projects?
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:08 AM
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Oh wow, Alysheba, Iím sure youíll enjoy The Who and the Gallagher Brothers! How awesome! Let us know how it goes. 🤗
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:16 PM
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Hi Aly - I just got caught up here.
I'm so glad you're going to the concert. It's tempting to isolate & play it safe by not interacting with anyone. But we're not gonna do that.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:19 PM
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Thanks Hev! That isolating thing can really envelope me sometimes. I have to give myself a kick to go, but I think it will be fun. The sister I'm going with is a lot of fun too when she's sober and rested.
Have a great eve, my lovely one. ♥♥♥
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Have fun at the concert. You deserve a fun night!
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:41 PM
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SG, you are so kind. Thank you!!! I'm already trying to decide what to wear! I must be a middle schooler again! Lol.
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Pete Townshend is amazing! Sober concerts are awesome!
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The concert will be amazing Aly, wish I was going, I would love to see it. Enjoy.
Thinking about you today. xxx

Love always

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Thank you so much all. Your kindness helps me more than you know.
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Had a migraine yesterday Aly- it was an effort breathing. Many memories of the Who. 'Behind Blue Eyes' was my signature misery song for a while. Oasis did great music- but I do not think getting stuck on a desert Island with those personalities would be a choice I would make. Enjoy!
I am back at art school- Life Drawing (drawing humans- usually nudies), which is difficult for me, because I have difficulty measuring perspective, instant mem recall and anything todo with processing numbers (which is needed to get the ratio of model- drawing dimensions correct), I am also slow. Last year I just freak the whole time, this year- no real anxiety- but I just try to be careful.
All because of trauma to my little brain from burns and the industrial strength drugs they pumped into me to keep me alive I think. I could not have chosen a better way to promote neuroplasticity.
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