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Old 12-04-2012, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One Year Sober!!


Okay I wasn't going to post anything. But you know what itight encourage someone else and besides the face I am proud of myself and my HP!!

My sober birthday is Dec 3 2011 and I made it a while year without a drink!! For someone who has :

Had 3 DWIs
Almost lost her husband because she cheated in a blackout
Went to AA but didn't "get" it
Lost all faith that she could recover
Was drinking daily
Lost jobs because if drinking (good 6 figure paying jobs)
Almost lost her life because of a stupid sucuside attempt while blacked out
Hated myself and my emotions
Had to do DUI court for 48 weeks peeing in cups and attending classes atleast 3 times a week

So I decided this is a pretty big deal!!

Happy birthday to me!! Thank you SR and AA for believing in me when I didn't believe in myself!

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats! I think we to let the new comings know, it can be done!


Thanks for posting!

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it's a big deal too Saliena - congratulations!

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Congratulations on your year birthday. You truly do deserve to be proud. This post will give a lot if hope to newcomers. I can't wait to see & feel the difference after 1 year sober.

Congrats again

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That is awesome. And these posts are very important for the newcomer, to show that sobriety is achievable.

So what did you do to finally make it?
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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brilliant - well done you!!!

im just starting my journey and you are a inspiration to us all!!
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Congratulations on your year. What a big difference in your life now!
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Congratulations on your year Saliena :day1
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Saliena, 1 year sober. You are FANTASTIC. Congratulations.
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Good job on reaching one year sober!!
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Oh my goodness - you were not going to post?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow massive congratulations from me.
I think your amazing. I think your brave and determined. I think your wonderful. What an achievement? One whole year without booze! Some people will never get to say that they own an achievement like that! You did flipping great!

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Congrats on the year!!!
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Love, love, love this wonderful news! Awesome - keep it going!!
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So what did you do to finally make it?
The way I finally made it was through a DUI court program. I was never going to be sober on my own without the ability to put some TRUE time between me and my last drank. I had tried AA several times and I loved the principles of the program... I just could never come out of the fog enough to grasp how they fit together in my life.

I finally did all of that and am done with the court program. I have a great base of friends that love and trust who I am. And, I have a husband that was willing to walk this walk with me. Even though I almost lost him in the end. Even if I would have I now see I have to put my soberity above everything in my life. Or I will lose everything else.
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Thanks everyone for your well wishes it truly means the world to me!!
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Congrats!!! If you can do it anyone can. Unfortunately it takes the gift of desperation for most of us to wake up. You are right. Put nothing and I mean nothing before your sobriety because without it we will lose everything else. There are other ways but AA worked for me when all else failed.
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Congrats!!! If you can do it anyone can. Unfortunately it takes the gift of desperation for most of us to wake up. You are right. Put nothing and I mean nothing before your sobriety because without it we will lose everything else. There are other ways but AA worked for me when all else failed.

MIR -- I don't care the way anyone gets sober. For some people being on SR and the support they get here is enough, for others the support of family/friends is enough, still for others RR or other programs work, for me AA was the only way I was going to clean out my closet enough to see who I was and how this whole thing fit together. I can see how spirituality fits into my life without religion... and how the goodness of other people is the light of my HP... I still struggle everyday... but, drinking isn't my first thought to "fix" things anymore. It is "what do I need to do"

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Thanks Saliena. Congratulations. My re-start date is 12/3/12, had 22 days before that. Your post does help us! Way to go on the discovering whats in your 'closet'. When I 'open' mine so much stuff falls out I just cram it back in and shut the door as fast as I can. And I am not talking about the hall closet - LOL.
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WOW - that is something Saliena. Thank you so much for posting. I am just starting out and it gives me an immense amount of hope and positivity to hear your story.
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Congrats on a year...That's wonderful.
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