Milestone Day

Old 06-21-2018, 04:04 PM
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Milestone Day

I wrote about it coming up earlier in the week, but today is Day 17. This marks the longest stretch without a drink since my 21st birthday. I have not been a problem drinker for the whole 12 years, but most definitely the last 5.

Iím not sure if itís a little somatic on my part knowing that I broke a new barrier, or maybe it was just a reaction to the nice weather, but on an after-work walk, I was definitely feeling a threshold in mental clarity.

I know there will be highs and lows, days of struggle, and itís still very early in the grand scheme of things.. but today feels like a big deal to me. 🙂
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:11 PM
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BITL, that is so cool when you realize that getting sober has some real positive effects on both your mind and body. My last drink was on May 6th. I can't believe how much more alive I feel now. I am 64 and have been drink heavily for the past 17 years. Not every day, sometimes a week in between but mostly just long enough for the cruddy feeling to filter out so I could start again. Did I mention how much money I have saved? Keep it up. It only gets better from what I have read here.
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:18 PM
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Congrats on 17 days sober! And yes, it does get better.
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:39 PM
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BITL! Congratulations. I hope day 17 feels awesome. Take some time to note all the positive changes. What a great day.
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:37 PM
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Congrats on your record

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Old 06-21-2018, 05:42 PM
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Hers to the next 17 days, well done!
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