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Class of June 2023 Support Thread Part Two

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Old 06-23-2023, 12:19 AM
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Congrats on day 3 Lixie

Fivem I hope you and everyone else has a good, sober, low stress weekend ahead

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Old 06-23-2023, 12:54 AM
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For me today marks five years off cigarettes, so I know I can quit things long-term. I continue my sober journey in my second month, in the second part of this thread
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Old 06-23-2023, 01:51 AM
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Well done, Tetrax. Five years is great!

I'm emotionally exhausted. A thing with an old friend escalated beyond anything I expected. But it's not worth drinking over it.
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Pledging for today. Day 264.
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I had a good day yesterday
and I plan on another one today!
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Old 06-23-2023, 05:40 AM
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Thanks Dee--I really appreciate the Stasha Ginsburg quote. It does speak to what I've been thinking about--moving onto a sober life which is very different from how I used to live. Evolving, indeed.
I'm crafting my new approach, so to speak, and looking forward not back.

Freeowl, I'm not an AA person, but I appreciate your response and I do think the idea of the 12 step process is helpful, regardless. Frameworks are important.

Zencat--always insightful words from you, thanks as well.

Hi Zenith--glad you had a good day yesterday and I'm sure you will have one today as well.

Five--I do hope you have a less stressful couple days ahead, I feel like this process of evolving can be painful at times. Glad drinking is far from your mind.

Day 67 for me.

Hi Tetrax, Runner, Lixie!
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Old 06-23-2023, 06:22 AM
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Thanks Sam! 67 days is great!
Good morning good day all.

I think there is growth in the challenges. I've overcome some good ones so far that have solidified my sobriety. And my wife and I are going through some that may be strengthening our relationship. That's not an invitation to throw me more, life! 🙂

Today is starting out well. I'm excited it's Friday.
No first drinks for me.
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Old 06-23-2023, 06:23 AM
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Ha ha Five! Yeah, I agree with ya on the "not a challenge to the Universe to pile on" comment!
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Old 06-23-2023, 08:10 AM
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Thanks Dee--I really appreciate the Stasha Ginsburg quote. It does speak to what I've been thinking about--moving onto a sober life which is very different from how I used to live. Evolving, indeed.
I'm crafting my new approach, so to speak, and looking forward not back.

Freeowl, I'm not an AA person, but I appreciate your response and I do think the idea of the 12 step process is helpful, regardless. Frameworks are important.

Zencat--always insightful words from you, thanks as well.

Hi Zenith--glad you had a good day yesterday and I'm sure you will have one today as well.

Five--I do hope you have a less stressful couple days ahead, I feel like this process of evolving can be painful at times. Glad drinking is far from your mind.

Day 67 for me.

Hi Tetrax, Runner, Lixie!
for almost two decades I wasnít an AA person either.

When I finally got over myself and looked at AA and the steps as one of many tools to improve my lifeÖ it worked.

the steps can be used as tools without being Ďan AA personí.

just my experienceÖ..
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Old 06-23-2023, 10:13 AM
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Have a good weekend for those who do the 9 to 5 grind.

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Off to bed sober. Goodnight, all!
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Interesting day! Ended up at a brewery for a work function, not tempted to drink one bit, had a Root Beer instead, but man was that sugary. I'll take it though :-)

So pleased to be free of the compulsion to drink at these events. And what a wonderful time it was. Sobriety rocks!
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Interesting day! Ended up at a brewery for a work function, not tempted to drink one bit, had a Root Beer instead, but man was that sugary. I'll take it though :-)

So pleased to be free of the compulsion to drink at these events. And what a wonderful time it was. Sobriety rocks!
Nice work. I find root beer weirdly satisfying, although it's not easy to find in England.
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Back from grippy sock prison. Not alcohol related. They wanted to keep me longer but I'd have preferred to set fire to my scrotum than do that. Day 6. I guess it was alcohol-related in a way, because I'm sure my drinking doesn't positively affect my mental health in a way. Really really don't want to end up back there.
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Nice work. I find root beer weirdly satisfying, although it's not easy to find in England.
First one I've had in a long time. I'll ship you some, LOL.
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Originally Posted by Tetrax View Post
For me today marks five years off cigarettes, so I know I can quit things long-term. I continue my sober journey in my second month, in the second part of this thread
Congrats on 5 years cigfree Tetrax

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Well done, Tetrax. Five years is great!

I'm emotionally exhausted. A thing with an old friend escalated beyond anything I expected. But it's not worth drinking over it.
good decision Lixie


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I had a good day yesterday
and I plan on another one today!
Good to hear ZB - congrats to everyone marking another sober day - Sam. Zencat, FreeOwl, Runner, FF

I hope everyone has a great sober day/night


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Iím not proud of myself but I failed at my sobriety. I drank tonight. Not much but enough to feel the difference.

Iím having a hard time with family, financial decisions, clock ticking (stereotypical ideations of women in their 30ís w/o marriage/kids.) I let life get the best of me and Iím ashamed.

After alllllllll of the sober days I HAD under my belt, I messed up.
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Many of us faltered a time or two takeaction.
You know how to get sober - this is just the next part - Recovery 2.0

Try and think about what else you could have done tonight and how you might make different better choices, if you get that 'perfect storm' again?

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