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Old 02-23-2016, 06:03 PM
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Thanks, KIR! Yes, I do take Vitamin D and my doc tests my blood levels annually. I've had SAD for many, many years and use special lights every morning in the winter. I have noticed this year that although the depressions still hit this time of year, I am able to pull myself out comparatively easily and that's a huge change for me. I believe that working steadily on my sobriety and the many, many related issues has made the big difference this year.

All of you, whether sober a short time or longer, have a regular impact on my thinking and for that I am extremely grateful.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:20 PM
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Yeah, Glee, that's where I'm at right now: Letting go is the only real solution, and it's just a matter of enforcing it upon myself. Following a rational course and getting more space in the relationship is the only way I can see to get my emotions about this more balanced, so that is the course I will pursue. Letting go, addressing my own issues, and pushing any concerns about "us" to the background noise until I have the requisite objectivity to deal with them in a manner consistent with my own best interests.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:25 PM
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Hello everyone,

Next week will be 2 months Sober for me and I just found this thread. Looks like a good one to add to my toolbox!

I read back a few pages and see some very inspiring and insightful posts and just wanted to thank you all for that.

Hey Thump, good to see you here!

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Old 02-23-2016, 07:44 PM
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Hiya Bandi, and welcome, ma'am. This is another great and supportive thread.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:45 PM
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Welcome, Bandicoot! Great that you are nearing two months sober. I hope you will found this thread as supportive as the rest of us have. We have a nice mix of sober times in this group so there is always a good chance that someone here has experienced whatever another of us us experiencing.

Some of us "graduated" to the one year and over thread but we still like to hang around here. I hope that at times I am able to provide a bit of insight and find that I still get a great deal out of this group.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:45 PM
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:13 AM
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Congratulations on two years glee! And congratulations on being the chairperson for your group. You have been so supportive and inspirational here so believe me that you have plenty to offer!

Welcome bandicoot!
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:18 AM
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Welcome Bandicoot and hearty congratulations to you Glee. An amazing milestone!!!
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:06 AM
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Hello everyone and welcome Bandicoot---Just got back from being out of town for a couple of days--I'm doing great !!! and Darn proud of it too !!
also Congratulations Glee !
Hugs to everyone
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:19 AM
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Hi everyone! Inching up on 9 months sober here. I had a thought today. I want to go to Disney World when I hit a year sober. And by "go to Disney" I don't mean I wanna get pants sh**ting drunk in Epcot and pass out by the pool at the hotel. I actually wanna go on the rides! I'm so excited...like a kid in a candy shop! Tee hee!
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:49 PM
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Welcome, Bunny! Good to have a reward planned for one year :-)

Hi Wolfie!
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Keepnitreal View Post
Just today as I was driving home from work and thought, oh I wouldn't mind having a glass of wine to relax. Then I realized how similair breaking up with alcohol is to ending a bad relationship. When you're in it you are miserable, resentful, and angry. When it ends you think about that guy all the time, wonder if he's found somebody to replace you, and forget about how unhappy you two were together. It's like hearing "your song" on the radio and getting that gut punch feeling. Hmmmm
I guess it makes sense that those thoughts will randomly pop in during the healing process...maybe even for longer.
I actually wrote a song recently with this similarity as a metaphor, so that the average listener will hear it as a breakup song, but I know what it means for me. Will post the lyrics when I get home tonight.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:40 PM
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Awesome Thump. Welcome Bandi. Congrats again Glee!
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Welcome bunny and congratulations on 9 months (almost)! A one year reward sounds good.
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Thanks so much for the warm welcome!

Wishing everyone a good Sober day (or evening) ---Take care.
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Glee, you will be an awesome chairperson! (Hug)! And congrats!
I know your words of wisdom are always a warm welcome to me.
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Hey bandicoot and bunny! Welcome
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Bandicoot - Welcome and congratulations on nearly two months sober. That is awesome!

Babs - Glad you had a nice, sober, couple of days out of town. Welcome back.

Bunny - A trip to Disney sounds like a really nice reward for your sobriety. When I first stopped drinking I wondered what the point would be of going to Epcot sober. I get it now. Alcoholism runs deep and it took me quite some time to reconcile my life as a sober person. Enjoy planning for your trip!

Thumpa - I have found that accessing my creativity is great tool, though I don't tap into it often enough! Necessity was the mother of invention for me in early recovery though; I was so broken that I tried every medium I could find to sort through my pain. The poetry threads on SR are therapeutic. Lately I've been tapping into my creative side by listening to classical music.

Carlos - Your post made me smile. I'm so grateful for the connection we have!

Thanks everyone for the kind wishes and especially to Dee for starting that really sweet thread on Newcomers in my honor. SR has been such a blessing in my life, and I'm grateful to be able to come here every day to connect with other people seeking to live their best. Xo!
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:02 PM
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Thank you KeyofC and gleefan!

The poetry thread sounds very peaceful...
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