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Old 05-08-2012, 08:15 PM
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Today I am free to go anywhere I want without the thought of alcohol. Today I am free to see my girlfriend of almost 6 months and enjoy the moment and time with her instead of wondering when I could get more drunk to have more fun. I know he said about leaving addiction behind but being sober is part of the huge picture here. If I was drunk I wouldn't be love with this girl nor would she love me back
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:24 PM
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Wow I don't even know where to begin.. I am free to be me and all I have to offer to my children, the world, my friends... I am free to dance!
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Today I am free of feeling like a slave to alcohol and can relax with a soda instead!
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:28 AM
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Today I am free to be myself with everyone I meet, because I have no secret side to hide...
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:47 AM
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Today I am free to apply for work and plan my fresh start.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by kidwandering View Post
today I am free to wake up and remember everything that happened last night and not be nervous that all my friends might hate me now because of what I did or said
Ah, YES!! This.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:38 PM
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Because I am sober I am free to save the $10+/day that I would have spent on wine. +$70/week! I'm also free to pursue creative pursuits. I lose all creativity when I drink too much.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:08 PM
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I am free to enjoy desserts & lots of them!
I never ate sweets when I was drinking, didn't want them (only salt to settle my stomach) & didn't want to add anymore calories.

Bring on the Apple Pie!
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Free to open the curtains, answer the door and telephone without dread. Free to leave the house to do errands without taking something with me to sip on so I won't shake. Free to walk my dogs without having to take a paper cup filled with beer along. Free to go to a restaurant that doesn't serve alcohol and not panic! How could I have lived that way for so long?
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Free to realize that some days just suck, even if you are sober. But also free to look forward to better days ahead.
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... to not sit around and worry about how bad tomorrow will be. I actually enjoy my 'todays' now and look forward to tomorrows.
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Today, I am free to enjoy the company of non drinkers as much as anybody... and not have to AVOID the company of.non drinkers in fear of being judged. Or fear of not getting my fix!
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I am free to rest easy when I hear the garage door begin to open rather than frantically scrambling to collect and hide empties.
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I am free to invite a school person in without even thinking about hiding beer cans.
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Free to talk on the phone, email and text without dreading what I said the following day, or worse, not recalling what I said.

And when people say whatd ya do last night, I am free to remember!
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:34 PM
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I'm free to be now! YAY

I'm only newly sober, but feel like a cloud has been lifted off me and i am free to get out of my shell!

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I was thinking about how leaving addiction behind, is an act that sets us FREE in so many ways.

So for this thread, just begin with: Today, I am free to _____________?

Today, I am free to start this thread!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:51 AM
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I am free from counting the days until I would next be getting insanely drunk. Free from feeling shame and guilt everytime I wake up and a family member/friend says we were talking for hours the night before and I don't even remember seeing them. Free from the terror or what I might have said, if I offended them, how many times I repeated myself during the conversation... free from the fear of what I was putting my body through! The list is endless really. What a way to live :-/
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:13 AM
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sittin here thinkin of what i am free to______. hell, I AM FREE!!!! free to make the choice of wheher or not i pick up that next drink or drug, the only one i have a choice over.
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I am free to appreciate and giggle at my doggy's silly ways this morning,...

...and NOT be grouchy and irritable because he is driving me crazy (when i was drinking, this was a VERY short drive..)
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:19 PM
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This is a great topic Also wanted to add in. I'm free to enjoy having money for once in my wallet and bank accounts. WHile drinking every week I would spend hundreds on booze and bars. To the point of not being able to pay my rent nor get groceries at the same time. It was either or for me at that point in life. And I had to eat and I had to have a place to sleep. Thank god for being sober eh folks?
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