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Old 05-23-2012, 03:12 PM
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I am free to make plans for lunch and an art museum tomorrow with a former drinking buddy... instead of meeting up for happy hour.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:03 PM
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:22 AM
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Today because I am sober,
I am free to experience my struggles,
but without the denial nor drama.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:29 AM
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I am free to spend the day with my 19 year old son, researching prices of a new car he has saved up for. No worries about whether I'm still over the limit to drive, no hangover, no resentment about how much of my 'drinking time' this is going to take.
I am free to be the parent I should be, to advise and support, and to share wholeheartedly in his excitement.
This is the best feeling.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:21 AM
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Just been for 4 mile run at 7am on a Saturday morning...Saturday and Sunday mornings where spent in a sickly haze for years .
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:05 AM
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Today I am free to start repairing my marriage & start to love myself <3
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DarkDays View Post
Just been for 4 mile run at 7am on a Saturday morning...Saturday and Sunday mornings where spent in a sickly haze for years .
Same here...only I did a 3 mile jog at 6am, lol. Feels great to do something good for my body instead of sitting in front of the tv all day taking vodka shots.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:16 PM
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Because I am clean today, I have a chance of moving back to my beloved New England Coast at some point and taking my dream trip back to the UK. If I wasn't clean and where I am today working through the ptsd, then I would still be a living zombie.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:58 PM
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Today, because I am sober, I am acutely aware of how much I need other people, and how much I avoided that fact by drinking.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:01 AM
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Today because I am sober, I am free to face my problems (or not) without drinking.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:16 PM
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Today because I am clean, I can finally face my emotions due to the ptsd, which I spent years numbing with food and drugs. I am forcing myself to find out how I feel and live through them. I will be able to write letters to the people involved sometime this Summer when I have my feelings all sorted out. If I was still on drugs I wouldn't be starting to deal with all the ptsd and emotional baggage, to move forward to embrace my destiny. We all have a destiny.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:22 AM
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Today, because I am sober, I am free to go out in the world, and not secretly plan my day or night around drinking...

I am free to not have to keep a secret! I am free to not feel secret shame!
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:00 PM
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Today, because I am sober, I can by 100% present for my children, be a good mother to to them without secretly drinking. I can drive wherever I need to go, whenever I need to.
Today, because I am sober, I can look at a past relationship that has and still is causing me so much pain, with some clarity and strength. Drinking makes me lose my power when it comes to him, and I can't let that happen again. When my brain is not flooded with alcohol, I can begin to feel good about myself again, and realize that there is a whole life and world ahead of me out there.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:56 PM
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free to sit back, relax, watch a basketball game (without having to make a beer run first) ... or I can go back to the hardware store and browse.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:05 PM
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Take my two boys out for ice cream after dinner on a Saturday night!
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:06 PM
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stay up later than my 10 year old
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:23 PM
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:39 PM
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Drive my in-laws home after a nice Sunday dinner.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:49 PM
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Free to be very grateful for SR and to strive to love myself.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:19 PM
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