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Old 04-03-2015, 09:07 PM
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6 Months Sober

We'll, I've done it. For the first time in 3 decades I have 6 months sobriety under my belt. I am still amazed that I've lasted this long. I am determined to remain sober, but simple determination has never been enough in the past. So, I continue cautiously...

Some of the things that I know have changed are:
1. I don't wake up sweating.
2. I don't lay awake at night fearful
3. I don't become overwhelmed with anxiety
4. I'm not going in to a new day wondering what I did or said the night before.
5. I don't have to apologise for running my mouth.
6. I am feeling less like a loser and more like someone that's in recovery.
7. I am setting an example for others and not making an example out of myself

A word for those of you who are on Day 1 or sitting there thinking there's no hope. Don't give up... keep trying. It is true that you have to be sick and tired of being sick and tired (I'm not an AA person, but I do like that saying) and put every ounce of your being in to that first week. It does become easier, the fear, anxiety and self-loathing will lessen.

Week 1 was hell
Week 2 was less hellish
Week 3 I felt like I was turning a corner

And today...I'm six months down the road, looking back in amazement, waving goodbye, hopefully for the last time, at the drunk that let alcohol steal 3 decades of what should have beens from myself, family and friends.

If you are the person that can't get more than a few days sober under your belt before you pick up your poison of choice again, I hope my words offer a glimmer of hope.

I could ramble on, but I won't. I just wanted to share where I'm at, and in doing so, perhaps give someone hope.

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Super congrats Maiden! It's a great feeling, yeah?!! Keep going forward! It sound like your in a really healthy place. Fantastic!
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Congratulations Maiden

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Thank You for that message...I needed to hear it !!!!

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Welcome to the 6 month club! Well done! Great feeling isn't it?
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Congrats, MaidenNZ! Six months is an awesome start. It's amazing how much better things can get, and quickly. Things continue to get better but I'm glad to see things are going so well for you.
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yeah, it really is bug. thanks
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Congrats, Maiden!

So glad for you.

And, you know, you were the one who introduced me to free challenge meditations by Chopra. I am still doing every of them - right now it should my 5th. These meditations helped me a lot to go through tough times. So, thank you!

And best wishes!
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midnight im so pleased youre still doing them. Im just finishing "manifesting true success" (the latest series). nice to know I played a part.

might see you in the chat room sometime

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Congrats on 6 months Maiden thats awesome
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Congratulations MaidenNZ on 6 months! That is awesome!!
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Thank you for that. I am one of those people who can't put more than a few sober days together and you give me hope. Congratulations on 6 months!
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Very nice Maiden. Be proud of yourself.
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