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Old 03-15-2018, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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11 months today....16th


Iím proud of myself for making it this far. I needed to stop drinking wine, it was stealing my kids, my memories, my spirituality. Life is better, lonely still, but much better. Iím a better Dad, my depression isnít so manic, Iím not wasting money, my self esteem is better, work is more productive, and Iím grateful to SR for being a community who is here, cares and applies a well placed kick in the butt when needed. I still have moments, and some days a bottle of Porte wine still sounds like heaven, but itís not....itís my ticket back to the trap, to the hell I so desperately wanted out of 11 months ago......I wonít forget trying to get past day 3, celebrating day 9 like I had won a marathon. Being amazed at 90 days, triple digits, sober holidays, going to bed, not just being passed out. Getting back to singing, guitars, playing out. Bein somebody, flawed, but not loathed, lonely, but not ostracized.
The struggle isnít easy, but the best thing I can think of for many years.
Stay strong, sobriety is for each of you......simply being free, is never wrong.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congratulations SF! One more month to go and you'll be at your 1 yr milestone...whoo hoo! I know how you feel...it's great to be free again, isn't it? I remember reading your daily posts in the beginning and watching you get stronger and stronger. You are doing an amazing job! Congrats again!

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Congrats on 11 months sober! Keep going, it gets better.
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Yep, I'm excited & happy for you too! Congratulations.

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Congratulations, SimplyFree! Great post!
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Congratulations on 11 months SF. Impressive time. Your post inspired me. Thank you.
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Awesome post! Thank you and congrats.

My father as a wino turned into father as a vodka drunk and I need to get where you are. Post more - or let us know what carried you this far.

Congrats and thank you again.
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Fantastic Simply Free. I am delighted for you.
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Right On Simply Free! It appears you like guitars and play. I play some myself! It was therapy for me when I was new and today I love it. I am grateful that you shared the joy of recovery, and someone will want what you have and become willing to go to any length to get it, just like you have done. Play on, and keep "giving it away", you know that is "how to keep it". Rock and Roll!
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Well done, SimplyFree. 11 months is major!
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Stay strong, sobriety is for each of you......simply being free, is never wrong.
Perfect!
Congratulations SimplyFree!
Looking forward to your BIG BIRTHDAY in a month's time!!!!!
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Congrats on 11 months SimplyFree
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Congratulations! That year is coming up on you fast.
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