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Old 06-03-2014, 12:40 PM
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After a year of teeter tottering....

After a year (or more) of investigating if I can drink like a normie and manage my life, I have finally quit digging. My desire to stay sober is stronger than my desire to drink. I feel solid about this. I have a sponsor and a home group. It's time to get further into action. No more investigating. My affair with alcohol is over. I know I have said it before, but it has taken me every drop I have consumed to get here. And I'm pumped to let the past go!
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Welcome back - it sounds like you are definitely on the right path as your name would suggest! Glad to hear you have a solid foundation started locally for support, and hope you can find what you need here on SR as well.
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Glad to hear it, OTRP. So, today is Day 1?

Good luck. Keep posting and let us know how things are going.
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Today is my day one as well after another relapse. This time will be different. It has to be different. Good luck in your journey!
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Hi ontherightpath. I concluded my investigation about 6 yrs. ago, after 30 years of research. Wish it hadn't taken me so long to see what you're seeing now. Congratulations.
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I'm glad you've decided on a sober life. It's so much better.
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I wasn't a particularly good researcher. I kept repeating the same experiment.

I recall finding the decision to separate from alcohol liberating
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Way to go!! You sound very positive and motivated!
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:16 PM
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Yes, today is day 1. The last day 1. My higher power is with me. My resolve is strong.
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Sounds like a great decision!! It all starts with a Day 1!!

You can do this!!
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way to go!!!
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:07 AM
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Day Two today, OTRP? How are you feeling? Keep on keeping on.
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Yay OTRP!! It's a great feeling to know the question is asked and answered, never to be revisited again.
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Originally Posted by firstymer View Post
Day Two today, OTRP? How are you feeling? Keep on keeping on.
Yes day 2. I am currently packing as I am going on a weekend trip with my husband and his coworkers. Im being gentle on myself and having some realistic fears about this trip. But I have checked out meeting times and places. I have a script for Ativan if my anxiety gets out of control. I am trying not to project too far into the future. Just asking for guidance at every juncture.

I am more scared of being home alone tomorrow night than I am being away for the weekend. But I keep telling myself that the trip would be horrendous if I started it out hungover. And I want to show up merely jet lagged, not useless. Lol

Anyways, things are well in the big scheme of things. I'm gonna hit a meeting here in a little bit.
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Glad you're committed to a better life! Keep on keepin' on!
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Thanks . I can't do it on my own though. I need u people. And I need to stay close to aa. The closest meeting to my hotel is 3 min by car. Have the address saved in my phone. <-- the next right thing
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:14 PM
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And is it wrong that I am fantasizing sitting in my room, with my phone and a book. After a hot
Shower? Haha.... Unreal. Most hotel stays mean let's get wasted! Use the corridor walls to keep my upright as I stumble back to my room. Not remembering turning the lights on or off and passing out on the worlds comfiest pillows? Sounds like fun?????? Nope. But it's what I am used too, so this is already making me a bit uncomfortable. ((Honest))
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Ontherightpath...you can do this! You are doing this.

Hold on tight to your visions of today Sober.

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Day Three, OTRP? Hoping for a happy update from you.
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