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Old 09-10-2010, 08:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A sober summer


It dawned on me yesterday that this was my first sober summer since I started drinking at age 16, which was 34 years ago.

Man, does it ever feel good to be counting my sobriety in seasons now, instead of days, weeks, or months

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Old 09-10-2010, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah Murray! I hadn't thought about it that way...technically we were two weeks I to Summer when I quit...but since I consider Memorial day the real start of Summer I feel like I quit half way through summer:-)
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Good for you, Murray!

Enjoy the end of summer!
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey congrats! I was thinking the same thing the other day-My first sober season! It feels awesome doesnt it?

Keep up the good work and thanks for the motivating post.
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great job murray!
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Cool, "one season at a time" Hee Hee
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Awesome Murray!!!! I just realized that now 2!!! first one for me in 20 something years!! feels great doesn't it!! I remember thinking that summer was ALL about drinking!! I had such an amazing summer, and I remember everything!!!
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i'm with you, Murray! My first summer sober since i started drinking at 14, 27 years ago. Feels good to be sober and enjoy the summer, and the changing seasons. I never knew life could be so good.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks Murray! I really like looking at sobriety in a seasonal pattern too....I usually just marvel at the fact that this is the MOST time I have gone without drinking in decades!
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Me too! And it's been a rough summer with lots going on - glad I'm sober to deal with it.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This is AWESOME Murray... a huge accomplishment. Let Fall be the next season to conquer.

Great work... you are an inspiration!!!!!!!!!
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