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Old 05-05-2008, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Day 32 check in ....Tomorrow's the day...


that I find out if my 20 year career with my employer is over. Its been hard waiting these last 32 days to find out....massive cravings and fear....guilt, shame, remorse...but I'm trying to practice acceptance...trying to stay in today and deal with things as they come...rather than projecting and spiraling out of control about a future I can't predict. Of course my predictions are all negative, all doom and gloom, all fear based. I am scared...of what I don't really know. Its hard to stay centered in what I can change...rather than what I can't. I just feel like I let everybody down...all the people who rely on me and my income....come to think of it, I've always felt "less than"...thats all I ever feel, really.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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support out to you. i'm really proud of you for not drinking over this.

please just take it one day at a time, ok? k
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Rob,

Stay in the light.

You will be able to get through this and stay sober. Drinking is not an option.

Have faith that things will work out the way they are meant to.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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(((Rob)))

The fear of the unknown gets me a lot of times. I have to remind myself that there's a 50/50 chance of things going GOOD.

I'm proud of you for not drinking and staying in the "now".

Hugs and prayers!

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Old 05-05-2008, 09:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Rob hang in there, think about the other times you have projected gloom and doom in the past and you were WRONG!!!! I used to do it all the time and when I start doing it now I look back on my track record when I would project doom and gloom and most of the time I was wrong.

Do not get me wrong, you need to try and be prepared for things not turning out right, but there is no reason to dwell on it, it leads to nothing.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Praying for you Rob,
best wishes for tomorrow mate.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Good luck tomorrow Rob, you have done the best things you could have - you went to rehab and are sober! Think positive!
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You're not alone, Rob....
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi Rob. Thanks for sharing. I know it must be incredibly painful to worry over this meeting. The one thing I can say is that if the worst-case scenario happens, that it might not at all be the worst case. I see people on here every day who talk about how they lost a job, and that they were able to come back from it. For some people, it seems that the loss of a job actually helped them. It's a strange, wild trip that we're on.

I'll say a prayer for you tonight. Surrender and serenity are more powerful things than what we perceive as our own personal success.

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Old 05-06-2008, 01:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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