Day 100... and Stronger Than Ever

Old 04-25-2010, 10:50 AM
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Day 100... and Stronger Than Ever

As of today I have been sober for 100 days - I can't believe I made it to the triple digits!

Over the past 100 days, I've
read a lot: about my disease so that I can arm myself with the tools to heal
thought a lot: about the 5 W's - who I am, what I have done, when I became the way I did and when will I feel completely normal, where am I today and where am I going, why I needed to change my life, how I will get to where I need to and am supposed to be
cleaned a lot: my house, my body, and my head
cried a lot: to mourn the life I left behind, and to deal with the pain I covered up with self medication
laughed a lot: because sometimes laughter is the best and only medicine

It feels like forever since I made that all important decision to save me from myself. But 100 days is just a drop in the bucket of a life that has yet to be lived. I have so much more work to do. More reading, thinking, cleaning, crying, and laughing.

Every time I have made a major change in my life, be it moving to a new city, starting a new job, and the like, I have always done it with the following saying in mind "Never go back to where you came from." Of all the changes I have ever gone through, this saying has the most relevance for the changes I am making now. Each day I have more momentum than the last to keep pushing ahead and to clear the new path I have chosen to take.

It's not been an easy journey, but it is a great journey. I'm so happy and thankful that I started it and I fully intend to finish it.

Thanks to all of you for helping me find my way.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:27 AM
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Hey Omega! Great post. If I figured it right....I am at day 97....I did not even realize that I am almost in the double digits also!

I don't have much to say except that your post came at a really good time...because I was having a really bad day. You just gave me a big hit of inspiration, and a lot to think about.

Thank you and congratualtions on your 100 days! That is awesome O.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:31 AM
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Great post!!!

Well done on 100 sober days too!!

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Old 04-25-2010, 11:38 AM
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Awesome work Omega! Great attitude, too.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:55 AM
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Congrats and big hugs :ghug3 on reaching 100 days sober!! Ain't it wonderful to wake up sober every day?
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Omega, I'm so glad to hear you're doing well.
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Congratulations on your 100 days Omega

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Old 04-25-2010, 04:13 PM
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Forward we go...side by side-Rest In Peace
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Well done ...
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Congratulations Omega and so well put! You are truly on a wonderful journey.
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Way to go ((Omega))!!

Hugs and prayers!

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:58 PM
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You sound wonderful!
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awesome post. thanks for sharing your strength, and experience, and hope. it's definitely a pick-me-upper
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