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Old 06-23-2015, 05:49 AM
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Sober Birthday

Hi All,
So its my birthday today and guess what...I'm sober! It's awesome. I also happen to hit 30 days tomorrow, 1 day after my birthday so while I am happy about it, all of the milestones have caused me a little anxiety for the few days leading up to today, so I just wanted to post to get some of it out there.

Today I feel better than I did last week thinking about what will happen when my birthday came and I'm not drinking. But to be honest, I don't want to drink. Now, granted its only 8:45 am here...but in the past, that never stopped me from thinking about when I would start drinking. But today, with the help from all you fine folks here and my new friends in AA, I have a plan for today. I am working from home (dangerous for me in the past), but I have an appointment with my trainer at 10am. And then I plan to take myself out to lunch somewhere...won't be a long lunch b/c I do have to work, but its still something. And this evening, I plan to go to a meeting. It is the first meeting I walked into 5 weeks ago, and its become my favorite group, so as weird as it sounds that I want to spend my birthday there, I truly do.
I have no plans with friends today and I prefer it that way for now...I just do NOT want to go into why I'm not drinking. Sure I can do the whole "oh, just for health, I'm training for something, I'm on medication, etc, etc" but I just don't feel like having to do that, not today.

Anyways, thanks for letting me post. I'm glad I'm here on SR today, reading and posting, b/c you all give me strength.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:55 AM
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Way to go on 30 days Lola thats amazing
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:45 AM
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Happy birthday Lola23! I'm so glad to hear you're still attending AA. Your post about your first meeting is still (and probably always will be) my go-to when talking to someone who is leery of going to their own first meeting. You're doing great!
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:58 AM
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I'm so glad to hear you're still attending AA. Your post about your first meeting is still (and probably always will be) my go-to when talking to someone who is leery of going to their own first meeting. You're doing great!
Wow, thanks for saying that Casey. That actually means a lot to me. AA has really been a gift to me and if I convince one person to at least try it, I'm humbled. Its like this little secret that I found...a secret that is millions of people strong.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:17 AM
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Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets, and that's a fabulous birthday, sober! Happy Birthday and congratulations on 30 days. I'm glad you're here.
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At our zoo here we have a raptor free flight program. During the program, the handlers will ask a zoo guest to "help." This consists of being given a gauntlet and an Aplomado Falcon flies to the glove, landing on the guest's arm. I was blessed to be able to participate in this one day. She is the most lovely little bird. Fast! Chirpy



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Old 06-23-2015, 08:59 AM
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Happy Birthday Lola!!!!!!

Some of the really awesome are born today!
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Happy Birthday Lola. Hope you have a great day!
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Some of the really awesome are born today!
And the really modest as well.

Happy birthday to you too, Weasel!
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Originally Posted by biminiblue View Post
At our zoo here we have a raptor free flight program. During the program, the handlers will ask a zoo guest to "help." This consists of being given a gauntlet and an Aplomado Falcon flies to the glove, landing on the guest's arm. I was blessed to be able to participate in this one day. She is the most lovely little bird. Fast! Chirpy



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Omg, I LOVE her!! How beautiful, you're so lucky you got to do this! I'm enraptured by raptors (see what I did there?) . Thanks for the picture, I will look at it ALL DAY!
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Happy Birthday Lola!!!!!!

Some of the really awesome are born today!

For sure! I actually have a twin sister too, and she is pretty awesome. So now you know even more awesome people that were born on this wonderful day!
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Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday Lola! I'd say sobriety is a fantastic present to give yourself.
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Hoping it's been a wonderful day, Lola. Great job on 30 days - we know you worked hard to get there.
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