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Old 06-04-2017, 06:35 PM
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I am sitting here in awe that I haven't had one single drop of alcohol in 11 months. I am not shocked because I pretty much love recovery but time is really picking up speed. I remember when the days were CRAWLING!! It does get better people! As far as materialistic things go my life is the same. I have the same job, same house etc that I did before. It is everything else that is different. I have a few REAL FRIENDS that I got in the program of AA. I actually go out w/ them on Fridays. Do you know what I did before recovery? Drink alone on Fridays (and a lot of other days ) to the point where I would likely black out. My spiritual life has grown. I spend almost every night in quite time writing and praying and reading. I have forgotten at times what a freaking hang over can feel like. I actually am kind of starting to like myself more. I am proud of myself and my sister no longer has to worry about me. Staying sober is possible. May not feel like it to some BUT there are millions of examples out there and you have to do whatever it takes! I know it can be gone in one stupid decision but staying in gratitude helps Stay positive and just do not drink today
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Congrats on 11 months sober! Keep going, it gets better.
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Very inspirational linz😀 Your on your way my friend.
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Linz805 View Post
I am sitting here in awe that I haven't had one single drop of alcohol in 11 months. I am not shocked because I pretty much love recovery but time is really picking up speed. I remember when the days were CRAWLING!! It does get better people! As far as materialistic things go my life is the same. I have the same job, same house etc that I did before. It is everything else that is different. I have a few REAL FRIENDS that I got in the program of AA. I actually go out w/ them on Fridays. Do you know what I did before recovery? Drink alone on Fridays (and a lot of other days ) to the point where I would likely black out. My spiritual life has grown. I spend almost every night in quite time writing and praying and reading. I have forgotten at times what a freaking hang over can feel like. I actually am kind of starting to like myself more. I am proud of myself and my sister no longer has to worry about me. Staying sober is possible. May not feel like it to some BUT there are millions of examples out there and you have to do whatever it takes! I know it can be gone in one stupid decision but staying in gratitude helps Stay positive and just do not drink today
Congratulations, Linz.

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Congratulations on 11 months....fabulous accomplishment!
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:47 PM
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Linz, we share the 11 month anniversary, congrats . I remember feeling so lost back then, it's definitely easier to be a person when you're sober.
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Linz, we share the 11 month anniversary, congrats . I remember feeling so lost back then, it's definitely easier to be a person when you're sober.
Well happy 11 month anniversary to you also!!
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Seems July 4, 2016 was a great day to commit to sobriety😀
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Seems July 4, 2016 was a great day to commit to sobriety😀
A day of Freedom in more ways than one!
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Yes indeed! Congrats to you to Mklove!
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Congratulations Linz -isn't it a great feeling?

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Old 06-05-2017, 01:39 AM
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Congrats on 11 months, Linz. I know what you mean.... the days seemed to crawl at first, but now the sober time just flies by. Once the sober muscles are developed, it gets easier and easier to put drinking completely in the past.
And like Dee says, RECOVERY WORKS. It really does.
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Great to hear from you Linz! I remember your early on posts. Time does indeed go more quickly as our sobriety increases- I believe it's bc we are LIVING!

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Thank you everyone for the encouragement. It means a lot. I joined this site at 2 weeks sober and really haven't left. Just part of my recovery story
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Me too, I cannot tell a lie though, my real 11 months isn't until later next month but I appreciate the words and continue to stand in awe of the amazing people on SR.
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