Notices

60 days today!

Old 02-17-2010, 02:42 PM
  # 1 (permalink)  
20/12/09
Thread Starter
 
lionheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 199
60 days today!

Wow, 60 days....

Never thought I would get here but I have. I have to say its been a tough road for me but at the end of every day I am going to bed without having picked up a drink.

Things are starting to change for me now...I am in no hurry - well I am but my sponsor just tells me to slow down hehe

It took me ages to get a sponsor and to join a home group and I dont recommend the wait because since I have done that I have felt relief and a sense of belonging and comforted that my recovery is truly now my number 1 priority.

My life has changed for the better in sooo many ways but I wont say that sitting at 60 days its all peachy..that isnt reality...some days really suck, but it doesnt make me wanna pick up the drink and instead of hiding things in a bottle, I now face them...thats the biggest challenge I face today. Other days I truly feel like I am on top of the world. Those days are starting to outweight the bad ones..for that i am grateful.

LH
lionheart is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 03:20 PM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 204,844
Congratulations R

D
Dee74 is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 03:26 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Forum Leader
 
Astro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, one big happy dysfunctional family!
Posts: 21,206
Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
It took me ages to get a sponsor and to join a home group and I dont recommend the wait because since I have done that I have felt relief and a sense of belonging and comforted that my recovery is truly now my number 1 priority.
I didn't follow suggestions well myself, took me 5 months to get a sponsor and get to work on my Steps. Looking back, I sure put myself through a lot of unnecessary suffering. Life is so much easier when we cease fighting.

Congrats on 60 days, I'm glad you're here to share it with us.
Astro is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 03:38 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Resident
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 4,150
Congrats on 60 days.
Fubarcdn is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 03:59 PM
  # 5 (permalink)  
not little, a stranger no more
 
Lionne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: in the crowd
Posts: 410
awesome, congrats on 60 days lionheart!
Lionne is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 04:08 PM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Member
 
Impurrfect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 31,179
Congratulations on 60 days!!!

Hugs and prayers!

Amy
Impurrfect is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 04:36 PM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Member
 
Lenina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,326
Congrats! Good job!

Love,

Lenina
Lenina is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:02 PM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Member
 
tjp613's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Land of Cotton
Posts: 3,433
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesome accomplishment!
tjp613 is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:07 PM
  # 9 (permalink)  
Member
 
HumbleBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Buzz-free Zone
Posts: 1,372
60 days - awesome achievement - I'm so happy for you!

HumbleBee is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:13 PM
  # 10 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 20,458
congrats....i hope i can get to your level of peace at some point.
Fandy is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:14 PM
  # 11 (permalink)  
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,013
Nice one on 60 days!!

Peace
NEOMARXIST is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:23 PM
  # 12 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 1,585
Fantastic!
Toronto68 is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 05:36 PM
  # 13 (permalink)  
bona fido dog-lover
 
least's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SF Bay area, CA
Posts: 97,268
Way to go!! I'm with you on the 'reality' of living sober. Some days do suck, there's no getting around that, but I wouldn't trade my worst day sober for my best day drunk. There's no comparison! And waking up sober feels SO good!
least is online now  
Old 02-17-2010, 06:39 PM
  # 14 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: ozstrayleeya
Posts: 2,950
..great news,well done..Oz..
OZboy is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 06:45 PM
  # 15 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 453
Congrats! Thanks for sharing and I am glad we can be here together, sober and taking back control of our lives.
SeekSobriety is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 07:03 PM
  # 16 (permalink)  
Member
 
Spawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ontario
Posts: 806
Thumbs up

Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
Wow, 60 days....

Never thought I would get here but I have. I have to say its been a tough road for me but at the end of every day I am going to bed without having picked up a drink.

Things are starting to change for me now...I am in no hurry - well I am but my sponsor just tells me to slow down hehe

It took me ages to get a sponsor and to join a home group and I dont recommend the wait because since I have done that I have felt relief and a sense of belonging and comforted that my recovery is truly now my number 1 priority.

My life has changed for the better in sooo many ways but I wont say that sitting at 60 days its all peachy..that isnt reality...some days really suck, but it doesnt make me wanna pick up the drink and instead of hiding things in a bottle, I now face them...thats the biggest challenge I face today. Other days I truly feel like I am on top of the world. Those days are starting to outweight the bad ones..for that i am grateful.

LH
That's awesome
Spawn is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 07:41 PM
  # 17 (permalink)  
Attitude of Gratitude
 
serenityqueen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 2,305


Congratulations on 60 days! I'm glad to hear you're going to Meetings and got a Sponsor. Just remember one thing, the day you think you don't need a Meeting is the day you'll need to be at one the most. Keep doing what you're doing and I'm sure we'll be sharing many more milestones with you.

God Bless,
Judy
serenityqueen is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 07:47 PM
  # 18 (permalink)  
sev
Friend of Bill W.
 
sev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The 4th Dimension
Posts: 118
YESSSS!!! Excellent!

I know this will sound as nutty as a squirrel turd, but today I cam grateful to be living life on life's terms...INCLUDING the hard stuff. Good for you!
sev is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 08:34 PM
  # 19 (permalink)  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 4,682
Thats great news, i'm really happy for you!
yeahgr8 is offline  
Old 02-17-2010, 09:28 PM
  # 20 (permalink)  
Om, Aum, Ohm...
 
Sugah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Punxsutawney/Pittsburgh
Posts: 4,797


Peace & Love,
Sugah
Sugah is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
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 11:35 AM.