One Month

Old 12-20-2017, 05:22 AM
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One Month

Hey everyone!

Today marks exactly one month of being sober...not a sip of alcohol.

Honestly, if you would have told me a few months ago that I would even be close to one month sober...I would have rolled my eyes or laughed in your face.

I didn't want it for myself......I tried for everyone else. What's different this time around is I wanted it for me. This first month has been easier than I expected. I know the AV will sneak up on me I work every day to be prepared for that moment.

I told myself I would commit to 100 days, minimum. Alcohol will always be there for me after 100 days...if I choose that route. I think I'll end up liking sobriety too much. So, I plan to extend my goal past 100 days. Continue to tack on a few more weeks...months...years until that moment slaps me in the face. "Wow...being sober truly is better"

I feel amazing right now. I do miss some aspects about my life with drinking, but overall, it's been great. The void left in my life after I stopped drinking is large....I haven't been able to find something yet to fully replace it. But everyday I try to make a small step in that direction.

Good luck everyone.

Thanks for listening.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:26 AM
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Good stuff RUL.
Try posting to the newcomers, it may help to fill the void.
Any pass times ?
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:36 AM
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Youíre doing so great! I know what you mean about the void, but at 100 days in Iíve started to fill it with some reasonably worthwhile (and fun) activities. Sobriety keeps getting better and better😀
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:19 AM
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Congrats on 100 days! Regarding filling the void, may I suggest the book ‘Habit stacking: 127 small changes to improve your wealth, health, and happiness.’?
Plenty of good ideas to get you going, especially if you’re a listmaker kind of guy.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:47 AM
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Way to go!!!!! Keep it up!
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:10 AM
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Way to go RUL23!

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Old 12-20-2017, 09:24 AM
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Congrats on the first of many sober months! Keep going, it gets better.
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