One Year & Over Part 72 - Page 4 - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read





Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-06-2020, 10:32 PM   #61 (permalink)
Member
 
SereneEdition's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,143
Mags - good luck today. I’m at the other end, hoping to go to bed soon.

JImmyJ - Thx for posting. Lifestyle changes are hard. Alcohol isn’t the answer. It took me a while to find me - the real sober me - and rediscover my non drinking interests, and then little my little build my sober life including great friendships that don’t involve drinking. I had to let go of things that weren’t making me feel good to make room for the things that I really enjoyed in my sober life.

need to post bc baby crying. More in a bit...
SereneEdition is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to SereneEdition For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-06-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), PhoenixJ (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-07-2020), Saskia (01-07-2020), Soberwolf (01-06-2020), tootsl1 (01-07-2020), Treerat66 (01-06-2020), venuscat (01-07-2020)
Old 01-06-2020, 10:51 PM   #62 (permalink)
Almost anything can be preserved in alcohol except health, happiness, and money Mary Wilson Little
 
Soberwolf's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 66,800
Blog Entries: 4
Wishing everyone a good day today x
Soberwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Soberwolf For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), PhoenixJ (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-07-2020), Saskia (01-07-2020), tootsl1 (01-07-2020), Treerat66 (01-06-2020), venuscat (01-07-2020)
Old 01-06-2020, 11:01 PM   #63 (permalink)
Member
 
SereneEdition's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,143
Part 2

Jimmy J - cont’d

In any case, I think most of my second year was spent building that sober life - by listening to the things that were important to me (in this case sound like investing in building non drinking relationship would be important to you) as I moved forward. Sometimes those needs came from pain points that felt pretty sharp!

RE: the trip. If the focus is drinking, then I would personally skip it and instead take the time off of work to do something that excites you instead. IE - treat yourself to something. FWIW, I stayed away from the Burning Man festival for many years bc I didn’t want to put myself in a situation where it would be hard to leave if I felt uncomfortable, despite it being the central activity of my various friend circles for years. Now I feel comfortable, but have no interest.

all of that is to say is that this is normal and you are on a great path! Good luck

well, need to post again bc more baby activity....

goodnite everyone!
SereneEdition is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to SereneEdition For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), PhoenixJ (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-07-2020), Saskia (01-07-2020), Soberwolf (01-07-2020), tootsl1 (01-07-2020), Treerat66 (01-06-2020), venuscat (01-07-2020)
Old 01-06-2020, 11:58 PM   #64 (permalink)
Sober date 5/1/13
 
Treerat66's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Staffordshire UK
Posts: 2,828
Good morning Overs.

Best wishes for the appointment Mags.

Have a good day everyone.
__________________
Andy.

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.

- Hafiz

'we are spartans of Sobriety' - ThePatMan

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Treerat66 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Treerat66 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), PhoenixJ (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-07-2020), Saskia (01-07-2020), Soberwolf (01-07-2020), tootsl1 (01-07-2020), venuscat (01-07-2020)
Old 01-07-2020, 04:49 AM   #65 (permalink)
Member
 
Saskia's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: US East Coast
Posts: 11,491
Mags, sending gentle *hugs* and healing thoughts!

Have a terrific Tuesday, Overs
__________________
Sassy

Sober date 8/7/2014
Saskia is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Saskia For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), PhoenixJ (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Soberwolf (01-07-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-07-2020), venuscat (01-07-2020)
Old 01-07-2020, 04:59 AM   #66 (permalink)
non-drinker
 
FormerBeerLover's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 10,107
My co-worker phoned me early yesterday morning and said that he didn't feel up to coming in yesterday. This left me to once again do his job, on top of mine. Not what I had hoped for, but I just focused on each task and everything got done with a little time to spare! Thanks to my recovery, I'm able to handle these situations and not feel any resentment. That said, I really hope he's back today!

Have a Terrific Tuesday, overs!
FormerBeerLover is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to FormerBeerLover For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), PhoenixJ (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-08-2020), Soberwolf (01-07-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-07-2020), venuscat (01-07-2020)
Old 01-07-2020, 05:26 AM   #67 (permalink)
Grateful Member ♥
 
venuscat's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: German Village, Columbus with my love ♥
Posts: 55,289
I hope so too dear FBL. s ❤️
__________________
#thepowerofus


"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places..." Ernest Hemingway

"It may be raining, but there's a rainbow above you..." The Eagles, Desperado
venuscat is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to venuscat For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), PhoenixJ (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-08-2020), Soberwolf (01-07-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-07-2020)
Old 01-07-2020, 07:38 AM   #68 (permalink)
Member
 
Mags1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 12,308
Blog Entries: 1
FBL I hope your day went well. Better your co-worker doesn’t come back too soon and make him worse maybe.

My appointment went well. The immunologist was happy to hear I was starting the injections next week (it was him who referred me). I still have some Tryptase and mast cell levels too high in my blood.

Been very windy here. It was slow moving traffic on the Humber Bridge earlier.
__________________
Sober Date Twentieth of July 2013

What day is it today?”asked Pooh.
“It’s today.” squeaked Piglet.
“My favourite day.” said Pooh
. ❤️
Mags1 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Mags1 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), PhoenixJ (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-08-2020), Soberwolf (01-07-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-07-2020), venuscat (01-07-2020)
Old 01-07-2020, 01:02 PM   #69 (permalink)
Almost anything can be preserved in alcohol except health, happiness, and money Mary Wilson Little
 
Soberwolf's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 66,800
Blog Entries: 4
Really happy for you mags windy here too tonight think there is a cold snap heading our way

Dusted off the tablet today thinking it would be better than using my phone to navigate SR I tried but it felt heavy it was better screen wise but not worth the weight lol

I'm knackered heading for bed and a early night x
Soberwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Soberwolf For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), PhoenixJ (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-08-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-07-2020), venuscat (01-07-2020)
Old 01-07-2020, 01:13 PM   #70 (permalink)
Member
 
PhoenixJ's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 21,812
Blog Entries: 2
Make sure you pace yourself at work, FBL.
PhoenixJ is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to PhoenixJ For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-07-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-08-2020), Soberwolf (01-07-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-07-2020), venuscat (01-07-2020)
Old 01-07-2020, 08:31 PM   #71 (permalink)
Member
 
jimmyJlover's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 296
I cannot thank you all enough for the kind words and encouragement. I have been going through a bit of a tough time, but I'm learning new things every day. This sober life is a change for the better and like most of you state, it comes with positive changes that take work. I feel it is well worth it. 2 months into my second year actually feels like I'm starting to put forth all the changes I made in the first year. It's a work in progress. Rebuilding.
jimmyJlover is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to jimmyJlover For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-08-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-07-2020), PhoenixJ (01-08-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-08-2020), Soberwolf (01-07-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-07-2020), venuscat (01-08-2020)
Old 01-07-2020, 10:18 PM   #72 (permalink)
Member
 
Mags1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 12,308
Blog Entries: 1
Morning Overs

Hope it’s a good Wednesday my friends xx
__________________
Sober Date Twentieth of July 2013

What day is it today?”asked Pooh.
“It’s today.” squeaked Piglet.
“My favourite day.” said Pooh
. ❤️
Mags1 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Mags1 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-07-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-08-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), PhoenixJ (01-08-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-08-2020), Soberwolf (01-07-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-07-2020), venuscat (01-08-2020)
Old 01-07-2020, 11:54 PM   #73 (permalink)
Sober date 5/1/13
 
Treerat66's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Staffordshire UK
Posts: 2,828
Good morning Overs.

Have a good day everyone.
__________________
Andy.

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.

- Hafiz

'we are spartans of Sobriety' - ThePatMan

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Treerat66 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Treerat66 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-08-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-08-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-08-2020), PhoenixJ (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-08-2020), Soberwolf (01-08-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), venuscat (01-08-2020)
Old 01-08-2020, 01:15 AM   #74 (permalink)
Living and Loving Life at Last
 
tootsl1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: gods own country
Posts: 10,174
Blog Entries: 8
Happy Hump day everyone, got a 'roll up' ladies 9holes later, we turn up at 10 and whoever's there gets paired off and plays. Just a bit of mid week fun. I haven't been able to make many between my trips south and weather. This is my last chance for another 2 weeks as I head back to Spain on Monday to do some decorating there for 10 days.
Mags glad things are looking positive for you.
FBL I hope your co-worker makes it back soon and in good health, well done on coping alone.
__________________
Even though we haven't all travelled down the same road, we are all on the same journey

" I tried to drown my demons, only to find they could swim" Anon

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” C S Lewis.
tootsl1 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to tootsl1 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-08-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-08-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-08-2020), PhoenixJ (01-08-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-08-2020), Soberwolf (01-08-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), Treerat66 (01-08-2020), venuscat (01-08-2020)
Old 01-08-2020, 04:35 AM   #75 (permalink)
Member
 
Saskia's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: US East Coast
Posts: 11,491
JimmyJ, you’ve made it this far so with care and some effort you can do it! Isn’t there some saying about the good things in life being worth working for? If there isn’t, perhaps there should be. The satisfaction and joy that come with living clear-eyed and sober is very hard to beat. Please don’t be hesitant to reach out when you are having a difficult time These days I find that I reach out when life hands me some tough stuff and then I find that getting it out here and getting support makes an enormous difference in my outlook and feelings - and it automatically keeps me from going to drinking thoughts as a coping mechanism.

Have a Happy Hump Day, Overs :-)
__________________
Sassy

Sober date 8/7/2014
Saskia is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Saskia For This Useful Post:
FormerBeerLover (01-08-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-08-2020), PhoenixJ (01-08-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-08-2020), venuscat (01-08-2020)
Old 01-08-2020, 04:46 AM   #76 (permalink)
non-drinker
 
FormerBeerLover's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 10,107
Jimmy, I think most of us are a "work in progress" to one degree or another. One of the real pleasures of my 10+ years of recovery is that each year has gotten a little bit better than the last. As I like to say, alcoholism is progressive, but so is recovery!

Well, my co-worker came back yesterday. He tried to push himself a bit too much and was pretty worn out by the end of the day. I advised him to slow down, but he was determined. We have a couch downstairs where he can rest, which I reminded him of yesterday, so maybe I planted a seed.

Have a Happy Hump-Day, overs!
FormerBeerLover is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to FormerBeerLover For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-08-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-08-2020), PhoenixJ (01-08-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-09-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), tootsl1 (01-08-2020), Treerat66 (01-08-2020), venuscat (01-08-2020)
Old 01-08-2020, 06:03 PM   #77 (permalink)
Member
 
Purplrks3647's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: US
Posts: 9,055
"Alcoholism is progressive, but so is recovery" ~ I like that FBL!
Purplrks3647 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Purplrks3647 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-09-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-09-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-08-2020), Saskia (01-09-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), tootsl1 (01-09-2020), Treerat66 (01-08-2020), venuscat (01-08-2020)
Old 01-08-2020, 11:07 PM   #78 (permalink)
Member
 
Mags1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 12,308
Blog Entries: 1
Morning Overs

Toots I hope your ‘9hole’ ladies golf went well. Just a coincidence maybe, but was it happening all over at golf clubs?. At just before 10am yesterday I was passing the golf club on the way to in-laws and there were quite a few ladies getting their golf clubs from their cars.

It is raining so much here, I’d love to send some to Australia, wouldn’t we all.

A quiet day today methinks.

Have a nice Thursday my friends xxxx
__________________
Sober Date Twentieth of July 2013

What day is it today?”asked Pooh.
“It’s today.” squeaked Piglet.
“My favourite day.” said Pooh
. ❤️
Mags1 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Mags1 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-09-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-09-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-09-2020), Saskia (01-09-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), tootsl1 (01-09-2020), Treerat66 (01-08-2020), venuscat (01-09-2020)
Old 01-08-2020, 11:53 PM   #79 (permalink)
Sober date 5/1/13
 
Treerat66's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Staffordshire UK
Posts: 2,828
Good morning Overs.

Quiet here too.

Have a good day everyone
__________________
Andy.

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.

- Hafiz

'we are spartans of Sobriety' - ThePatMan

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Treerat66 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Treerat66 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-09-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-09-2020), Itchy (01-09-2020), Mags1 (01-09-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-09-2020), Saskia (01-09-2020), stargazer016 (01-09-2020), tootsl1 (01-09-2020), venuscat (01-09-2020)
Old 01-09-2020, 02:51 AM   #80 (permalink)
Living and Loving Life at Last
 
tootsl1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: gods own country
Posts: 10,174
Blog Entries: 8
Mags most clubs have something similar though not necessarily on the same day. There are also winter leagues and mid week competitions.

Purps, yeah I might steal his quote for the Undies!
__________________
Even though we haven't all travelled down the same road, we are all on the same journey

" I tried to drown my demons, only to find they could swim" Anon

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” C S Lewis.
tootsl1 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to tootsl1 For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (01-09-2020), FormerBeerLover (01-09-2020), Itchy (01-10-2020), Mags1 (01-09-2020), Purplrks3647 (01-09-2020), Saskia (01-09-2020), Treerat66 (01-09-2020), venuscat (01-09-2020)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:55 PM.