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Old 05-11-2012, 08:52 PM
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I am free to build my days around my interests and priorities (& the priorities of those I love) instead of building my days around alcohol!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:21 PM
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Because i am sober, I am free to take things less personally! (because now i remember more and distort less).

Because I am sober, I am free to remember where i put things, and not wonder who moved things! (because the drinking me isnt here to mess things up..)

I am free to relinquish: shame.
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:50 PM
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:25 PM
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Free to drive wherever I want whenever I want to. Free to not worry about being hung over tomorrow morning. Free to not worry about moderating my drinking rather than getting drunk. Free to work out at night rather than drink (or already be drunk). Free to post whatever I want on facebook or text friends without worrying about outing my drunkenness.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:05 AM
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Free to grow as a person, rather than arrest my development in alcohol.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:11 AM
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Because I am sober, today I am free to... live.

Not that I wasn't breathing when I was drinking, but now I'm actually alive.

Thank God, Allah, Buddah, whatever... I'm finally free to live a life where I can positively influence the environment around me, instead of being a parasite to others.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:58 PM
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Today, I am free to go straight home from work, and enjoy the weather out back, rather then decide which liquor store I rotate to, to go tonight to buy my vodka.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:36 PM
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Today i am free to call up my father to chat... And not have a drink in my hand. Nothin to hide...
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:47 PM
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Even though today is Day 1 for me I am free to take a bubble bath, read a book which I will remember, maybe paint my nails, make some tea for the bf and I and snuggle in bed watching a guilty pleasure show.

If I was drinking I'd be more then half in the bag right now and probably would pass out by 9pm and not remember conversations I would have.
Sad.
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Today I am free to feel alive with all my feelings, good and bad (right now, bad), rather than numb out with alcohol and die inside.


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Day 10 - today I was free to come home from work, mow the yard, go grocery shopping, and enjoy an amazing 2-hour walk in 75 degree weather. I'm really pumped to go to bed sober and see what tomorrow brings.

It sure beats coming home from work, cracking open a new bottle of vodka, blacking out, passing out, and spending most of tomorrow's work day with the shakes & a hellish hangover.
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Because I'm sober, I am free to pick up the phone when work calls and pick up extra hours instead of avoiding the call because I'm wasted at 10 in the morning.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:38 PM
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Today, I am free to see all the beauty around me outside!!
And not run and hide when the neighbors come out..

(Rather then hide on the deck with my drink plastered to me like an IV pole..)
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:56 PM
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i'm now free to get a really restful sleep, not 2-3 hours and getting up in the middle of the night to drink to pass out cos i thought that was the only way to sleep.
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Because I am sober, today I am free to.... Feel sadness and confusion and disappointment. And increase my tolerance for such pain.

( ...instead of increasing my tolerance for alcohol..)
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:42 PM
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Today I am free to wake up in the morning and feel wonderful and not so I'll I want the day to end. Not have to get up, rummage for a painkiller, feeling dreadful, shaky, heart pounding in my chest, not remembering the night before, feeling full of guilt, shame and dread, then trying to go back to sleep hoping that husband doesn't know!!!!! Thank God today I am free...
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:05 PM
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Today, I am free to have an extremely stressful day at work, and NOT think that drinking is the answer.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:43 AM
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Because I am sober today......(11 days now) I had the best skating practice I have had in over a year! I feel more confident then ever going into the regional championships in three weeks, and hopefully the nationals in August. Thank you sobriety! In only 11 days you've given me strength and my confidence back!!! :-)
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Wow,.Donny, that is SO amazing and wonderful! Youre an.inspiration!
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