Blogs


Notices

Who am I?

Old 05-04-2013, 09:08 PM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 47
Who am I?

So I have made the decision and I'm going to use this forum at every opportunity. With this in mind, I just went over to update my profile and do you know what? I couldn't even fill it out.....I got as far as mum of 2 and my age and could not think of anything else! This has opened up a whole can of worms in my head.....any interests that cropped up in my mind were bc (before kids) and I'm just not that person anymore - so who am I? I really just don't know anymore, well, I have an addiction to alcohol and that's about all. Alcohol has crept in and suppressed any interests, hobbies - whilst giving me a headache lol!! Can anyone else relate to this? X
Daisyboo is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Daisyboo For This Useful Post:
neferkamichael (05-04-2013)
Old 05-04-2013, 09:11 PM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Crazy Cat Lady
 
DisplacedGRITS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,662
Blog Entries: 3
when i started coming out of my alcohol induced fog, i found out that i was a different person now than when i started drinking. i had no clue who this person was! don't feel any pressure to start identifying yourself by your interests or hobbies or favorite color or whatever. you have plenty of time to get to know yourself again and the blanks will slowly fill in. take your time and start enjoying this rebirth. you get to rediscover old interests and open yourself to new ones!
DisplacedGRITS is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to DisplacedGRITS For This Useful Post:
neferkamichael (05-04-2013)
Old 05-04-2013, 09:26 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 189,121
Blog Entries: 1
Alcohol became my life, so I can definitely relate

try not to panic tho - I rediscovered old things I'd like to do and found a lot of new interests too...

It's a natural fear that alcohol has left this husk behind...but it's just not true...

just give yourself a little time to recuperate and re-acclimatize to living sober

D
Dee74 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Dee74 For This Useful Post:
neferkamichael (05-04-2013)
Old 05-04-2013, 09:35 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Life Health Prosperity
 
neferkamichael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Louisana
Posts: 6,533
Daisyboo, I have that problem myself, who am I? Now that I am chemical independent there is a void. I'm finding that working on these kinds of issues is as difficult as/or more so than the booze and dope. Because of the addiction to chemical substances, I don't think I've ever had a clear image of myself to begin with.
neferkamichael is offline  
Old 05-04-2013, 09:56 PM
  # 5 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 47
Thanks for your replies, some great helpful responses. I totally agree, maybe I didn't have a clear picture in the first place?
Something has clicked, like a switch. I have turned the light on and can now see the truth, I'm wasting my life, missing out on my kids growing up cos I'm too drunk , missing out on 'life'. I'm just existing each day and muddling through, oh sounds awful when I read it back but it's true x
Daisyboo is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Daisyboo For This Useful Post:
neferkamichael (05-05-2013)

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:51 AM.