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Old 03-01-2018, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Starting a new job tomorrow. Its in a field I've worked in before but I'm still kinda nervous about being thrust into the 9-5 workforce.
I lost my last job which I loved two years ago because I decided to stay home and drink instead of going to work.
I always thought I was a "functioning alcoholic" until I couldn't function anymore, the crippling anxiety withdrawals became so bad in the mornings I chose to self medicate with booze at 6 am instead of going to work.
I've been sober since mid May 2017 and feel great and am looking forward to getting back to work!
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats on the new job and on your sober time!!I hope it goes well!
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Starting a new job tomorrow. Its in a field I've worked in before but I'm still kinda nervous about being thrust into the 9-5 workforce.
I lost my last job which I loved two years ago because I decided to stay home and drink instead of going to work.
I always thought I was a "functioning alcoholic" until I couldn't function anymore, the crippling anxiety withdrawals became so bad in the mornings I chose to self medicate with booze at 6 am instead of going to work.
I've been sober since mid May 2017 and feel great and am looking


forward to getting back to work!

That's great. You should be proud. Your getting back to your life and thriving! 😊😊😊😊😊 you have come a long way, I wish you much success in your new career and your sobriety.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's great. You should be proud. Your getting back to your life and thriving! 😊😊😊😊😊 you have come a long way, I wish you much success in your new career and your sobriety.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And of course I want to thank SR and all its wonderful members for getting me this far! I don't post much but I read and read everyday!
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congrats on the great new chapter JScatt
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I feel ya! I was given the 'go ahead' on opening a 2nd location for one of my companies yesterday and was happy as hell! Today reality set in on what I just 'signed up for',for the next year. Like you...this is 'what I do' and I know how to do it very well... I just took a slight break to focus on staying sober.
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Congratulations on your new job. They obviously think you are the best man (woman) for the job or they wouldn't have hired you over everyone else .

First day nerves are a bugger. After a few weeks you will probably feel you have been there for years! Well done for climbing out of the alcohol pit
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well done!
Congratulations.
I found easing my way back in to work was a bit daunting.
I did it, learning as I went. Day by day.
It was good therapy for me.
I found it helped me grow and gain more confidence.
The new daily challenges small as they seem now gave me a healthy feeling of satisfaction.
I tried not to think too far ahead as I knew I was still learning.
I felt I was entitled to this grace period.

I am sharper than ever at work now, everything is so much easier than when I was a drunk.

I’m sure you will be fine.
Try not to overthink it.

Good luck.
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Good luck with your new job. I hope it is something you enjoy.
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Relish in that nervous excitement. Let it move you. It's not like the debilitating fear ridden anxiety we get from drinking. It's life and opportunity unfolding before you. I'm very happy for you. Congrats on your sobriety. Very encouraging Jscatt. Good luck.
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Wonderful news about your new job and congratulations on your sobriety time.
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Thank you for all the replies and encouragement! Have a great day!!
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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congratulations! Enjoy this new opportunity!
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