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Old 11-24-2009, 09:30 PM
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Hi Everybody,

I just got home from the meeting. It was a big book meeting and afterwards I ended up talking to another woman there and they were closing up the room so we went to the diner and talked all this time. She has not drank in 15 years and said she would be my temporary sponsor. I am going to call her tomorrow and we are going to go to some meetings together.

I am really touched that you all checked in while I was gone, thank you for your care and concern. I am really feeling so hopeful, I have got to do this and heal myself. My temporary sponsor suggested some counseling to get to the root of the problem, which I believe is unresolved grief due to a very painful loss I experienced a couple of years ago.

Thank you again, I am glad to be here.

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Old 11-24-2009, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BeachAngel View Post
Hi Everybody,

I just got home from the meeting. It was a big book meeting and afterwards I ended up talking to another woman there and they were closing up the room so we went to the diner and talked all this time. She has not drank in 15 years and said she would be my temporary sponsor. I am going to call her tomorrow and we are going to go to some meetings together.

I am really touched that you all checked in while I was gone, thank you for your care and concern. I am really feeling so hopeful, I have got to do this and heal myself. My temporary sponsor suggested some counseling to get to the root of the problem, which I believe is unresolved grief due to a very painful loss I experienced a couple of years ago.

Thank you again, I am glad to be here.

BA
Nice to "meet" you.
I was in the same profession. I NEEDED the booze to do the job. I had to let one go.

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:36 AM
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Beachangel-

I am just so encouraged by the steps you took tonight: going to a meeting, getting a temporary sponsor and taking advantage of the fellowship after the meeting. This is really good news- I have to tell you the way you handled this 24 hours was just exactly right. You let someone in rather than just going to a meeting and leaving when it was over. That is so key: letting people in the program know us and our issues. It's a lot more difficult to slip when you insert yourselfright into the center of AA, the center of the herd, as it were.

Anyway- I'm proud of you! remember that a slip-free sobriety is built with days like these, one day at a time.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:58 AM
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BeachAngel THANK YOU for making my day!!! Today I find myself finding far more joy in others. One of the main reasons AA works so well and SR is such an awesome asset is that it is one alcoholic helping another alcoholic to get and stay sober!

You will do well as long as you maintain your momentum you have right now! I truly feel that one of the main reasons I stayed sober out of detox is because I did exactly what you have done, I went to a meeting the night I got out of detox and I asked a man to be my sponsor.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:15 PM
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...insert yourselfright into the center of AA, the center of the herd, as it were.
Hehe, I really like that.
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