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Old 03-12-2013, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm 93 days sober today..that's 3 months of no alcohol in my system but plenty of it in my thoughts..!!
I still feel like a newcomer despite the days adding up and I wanted to post here to give all the encouragement that I can to anyone earlier in recovery.
It has been an enormous struggle for me to get to this point and not a day goes by without offering thanks to the power which is keeping me safe. Each day I work at staying sober and I truly realise that a slip is possible on any given day.

Thankfully I don't desire drink anymore but I have had many moments of temptation when I had to remind myself of all that I had to lose by picking up again. So much to lose after these last 3 months of peace and growing self-belief, so much more that I want to hold onto for the life that I deserve.

Keep going, we all must keep striving for the freedom that is possible once we don't give up on ourselves xxx
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Great, good for you. Keep at it. It's always good to hear the stories of people who have remained sober.
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Thank you for sharing. You are doing a fine job. Keep up the AMAZING work because you are so worth it.
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You must have found the end of the rainbow. Congrats!
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I'm 93 days sober today..that's 3 months of no alcohol in my system but plenty of it in my thoughts..!!
I still feel like a newcomer despite the days adding up and I wanted to post here to give all the encouragement that I can to anyone earlier in recovery.
It has been an enormous struggle for me to get to this point and not a day goes by without offering thanks to the power which is keeping me safe. Each day I work at staying sober and I truly realise that a slip is possible on any given day.

Thankfully I don't desire drink anymore but I have had many moments of temptation when I had to remind myself of all that I had to lose by picking up again. So much to lose after these last 3 months of peace and growing self-belief, so much more that I want to hold onto for the life that I deserve.

Keep going, we all must keep striving for the freedom that is possible once we don't give up on ourselves xxx
Thanks for the encouraging post Marria. (just over 3 weeks for me) In my early days/struggles, I need to hear this. Much appreciated. Your hard work is paying off. Well done. Continued success as you deserve.
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Good for you & thanks for sharing.
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Hi Marria. It is rough going in the beginning - when we've always used it to cope with things. Once we realize life is actually easier to handle without it - we feel so free. As you said, you feel at peace - and that feeling will keep growing. Congratulations on your 93 days.
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93 days of peace...sounds wonderful....great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Maria, Great post! These posts are so motivating for me as well as for all of us newbies. Congrats on 90+ days.
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