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Old 07-24-2015, 09:59 PM
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I don't know if I'm finding stuff out about myself because I got sober and have stayed sober long enough to begin a thorough self reflection or if I'm suffering from an extreme case of arrested development but over and over in my journals I find myself writing "I'm 39/40/41/42, I should have my **** together by now".

In general, I like the sober me. There are aspects of my character that don't reflect the genuine me (like the rage and resentment I've posted about recently) but I'm working on that.

Thank you sr for being here.

Congratulations to the milestoners.

Prayers for those struggling for whatever reason.

Almost 6am in the UK. 24 more. Go.
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:52 PM
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Morning everyone. I think it might have stopped raining but until I peek outside the curtains, I can't be sure...

24 more please.

Love and light to you all ❤️
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:02 AM
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Nogoingback, if you can make t trough the first day you'll see how AMAZING vacation is sober and you won't even want to drink! Or that's how it worked for me. I got to enjoy it so much more that first day/night that I didn't have any cravings the rest of the time. Hardest part was when I just got in, as I always like a drink after traveling and to mark the beginning of my vacation. Has a bit of a craving but went for a walk instead and enjoyed the beauty and it disappeared
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:37 AM
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24 for me please

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Old 07-25-2015, 01:12 AM
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Congrats to saturday's milestoners, thoughts to anyone grieving, thoughts to anyone struggling with anything

Welcome Newcomers & any guests reading this 9.12am
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Old 07-25-2015, 01:23 AM
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Old 07-25-2015, 02:43 AM
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:00 AM
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:21 AM
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:04 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS TO

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2 months


Altoids
1 Big Year!!!


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Old 07-25-2015, 04:19 AM
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:24 AM
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Congrats to ChickChick and Altoids!

I'll gratefully take another 24 hours of sobriety.

My thoughts and prayers to all who are struggling for whatever reason.
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:33 AM
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It's 6:33 AM and I'm in for another sober 24.
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:47 AM
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I'm in for another 24 on Day #69 @ 6:47 a.m. in IL
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:51 AM
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:53 AM
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:55 AM
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Way to go ChickChick and Altoids!!!

I relate to your concern NoGoingBack. I lost a decent amount of accumulated sobriety on vacation a few years ago. Getting out of my routine and old associations of vacation and drinking played a role.. I've had the pleasure of two sober holidays this summer. On our beach trip in June we meet up with extended family. I enjoy these folks, but there is lots of drinking involved. The very first time I was offered a drink I shared that I had discovered how much better I felt without drinking and that I was sticking to seltzer/juice etc.. I was sure to have a supply of no alcohol drinks there for me.....and I allowed myself to snack more than usual. I was never hungry.

Last week was my second sober holiday and it was a week in a new city with constant opportunities to drink. I had someone from this site that was an accountability buddy of sorts and even attended my first ever meeting while away. Again, lots of snacking and activity on SR helped. There were brief moments on each holiday that I struggled a little, but I had so much more fun overall by staying the course. You can do it! And it'll be worth it too!

BarbieKen, we really enjoyed Kauai last summer...although I allowed alcohol to taint parts of the trip. It's a long day of travel to get there from here in the east though. We like Maui too. I think I need to get back over there asap and have a sober 'do over'.
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:06 AM
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One month today.
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:25 AM
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Congrats to ALL milestoners.

I'll gladly & gratefully take 24 more, please.

I love this thread & each of you who contribute to it.
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