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Old 01-13-2015, 09:07 AM
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Lookit me, I'm DANCIN'!!!!



A lot of times I see post out here about "what will I DO now that I don't drink!?!?"

"I'm so BORED!!!!"

"How will I spend my TIME"???

"All I can do is sit around wishing I could DRINK"

"All of my friends drink, that's all there is to DO!!!"


Baloney, I say.

Nonsense.

I've been finding more and more interesting fun things to do in life. There is a world full of things to discover and experience and enjoy and that, my friends, is LIFE.

Sitting around doing whatever it is you happen to be doing as an excuse to have drinking be your focal point of life is not living. It's not life. It's purgatory. It's waiting around to die.

Today my lady and I started our dance class. I never learned how to dance. Sure, I've done the sixth grade shuffle at school dances and weddings and occasionally hacked my way through a drunken line dance and certainly I've had my share of nights where I was sure that my mad moves were the absolute HIT of the nightclub thanks to my pals vodka and cranberry..... but no, I never actually learned to dance.

So today I'm with my lady, feeling healthy, happy and free - learning how to dance. Started my day with an AA meeting on Gratitude Tuesday and off on another new adventure trying something in my 40's that I've always wanted to do.

There's a whole big huge LIFE out there folks. EVERY SINGLE DAY is another choice;

Live it.....

Or wait around to die.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:12 AM
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just make sure you warm up and stretch before you attempt a tango -
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:16 AM
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Awesome FO !!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:18 AM
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Go for it free owl ,
lots of life left in this guy as well , dancing , singing , playing music , painting , giving someone a cuddle , writing , cheering on another drugger or drinker when they make progress , cooking , listening to stories , watching movies , listening to plays on BBC radio 4 in the afternoon , doing a good job of work , earning money , investing in interesting companies ,
Lots and lots and lots to doooo

woooOOOOooooo

keep on

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That sounds like so much fun, FreeOwl. Good for you!!!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:20 AM
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I've danced all my life, so from one dancer to another:

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Old 01-13-2015, 10:59 AM
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Inspiring post FreeOwl!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:11 PM
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Great post!
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:16 PM
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Another good one FreeOwl thanks!
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:28 PM
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Dancing is good !

I think we addicts tend to have such a narrow focus that we forget there's a whole lotta fun things to do out there. A whole lot.

Thank you for another inspiring post, FO.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:27 PM
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Congrats! But please understand - not all of us have a "lady". (In my case, a "man"). Some of us are completely alone in seeking our sobriety.

In your shoes I would dance too. But from where I sit, I don't have a dancing partner, nor any other kind of partner.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:34 PM
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What a wonderful post, FreeOwl. It made me so happy, and is a lovely thing to read as I ready myself for a blissful night's sleep.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:56 AM
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Congrats! But please understand - not all of us have a "lady". (In my case, a "man"). Some of us are completely alone in seeking our sobriety.

In your shoes I would dance too. But from where I sit, I don't have a dancing partner, nor any other kind of partner.
Many of the people in this class are there alone. It is offered through the university. Partners are rotated, everyone gets a chance to dance. It helps confront and ease anxiety, exposes one to many other partners' styles, gets one laughing together with other humans, interacting physically and with other human energy.

In many ways I think being without a partner is an even better reason to do something like this!!!
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