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Old 10-04-2019, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seven Years Today!


Just noticed that today marks the 7th year of sobriety for me! It wasn't always easy, particularly in the beginning, but it has definitely been worth it. To anyone out there struggling, or thinking they can't do it, let me assure you that you can!
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's awesome! Lucky seven. You should be proud, that's a long time
Congratulations. Come back and post more. I miss your posts.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Seven years is a great accomplishment.

I'm assuming you weren't reading Sartre at that time; that guy's enough to keep anyone drinking!
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's awesome! Lucky seven. You should be proud, that's a long time
Congratulations. Come back and post more. I miss your posts.
I stop in every day but I've been really busy lately, so I don't always post. But I always scan the forum and check things out.

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Seven years is a great accomplishment.

I'm assuming you weren't reading Sartre at that time; that guy's enough to keep anyone drinking!
I've been a philosophy junkie, particularly existentialism, for maybe 30 years. Sarte isn't cheerful on the surface but I find his works to be...liberating? Buoyant?
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Seven years is a wonderful accomplishment.

I too am always glad to read your posts, they are thought provoking and witty.
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Just noticed that today marks the 7th year of sobriety for me!:
Thatís brilliant, MOS.

I often ask this question about cravings - although mine have surprisingly vanished right now after 9 months - do you get still get any slight cravings to drink even after so long? Youíre obviously strong enough to deal with it if so, but Iím curious.

As I say, Iím pleasantly surprised my cravings, which had been lurking in the background albeit weaker than my early withdrawal days, have gone. Iím wondering if itís a temporary thing in my case.

Well done again 😀
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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"The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Sartre.

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Old 10-05-2019, 03:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Congratulations MoS. I love a success story!
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:19 AM   #13 (permalink)
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BRILLIANT! Congratulations xx
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:38 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Wow nice one. Incredible stuff!
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Congratulations Myth, seven years is awesome! You were one of the first kind and wise people to offer me words of hope, when I opened my first thread in Secular, early 2016.
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Congratulations!!! That's an amazing achievement and very inspiring
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Congratulations! You're an inspiration and I must say that your contributions to this site and words of experience and wisdom directly helped me in my path to sobriety. Thank you so much.
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