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Old 06-07-2016, 03:10 AM
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Today I can love myself because while sober, I can tune in to my higher self and finally work on my goals of enlightenment.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:15 PM
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Today I read the first 6 chapters of Frankenstein, answered a two paragraph short essay question on the contents and graded 5 other peers in my book club and then went on to finish a book about a man who was in a cult. That type of switching topics is something I can only do with a clear mind
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:46 AM
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Today I woke up sober and without an alarm, at 5:20 for my morning workout. Could never have done that while I was drinking! And, I love myself. Something I never did as a drunk.
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:27 PM
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Hi all - my AV voice tried to overwhelm me this afternoon. I will share my story in hopes that it might help others who are on this journey of sober, mindful living.
While I waited for my husband to pick me up, after a simply wonderful visit with family (remember I lost my license a year ago for an OUI), I went into a little store to get something to eat and drink. When I walked in, right in front of me was a row of alcohol bottles and my former drink of choice, cheap vodka sang to me. I was stunned by the powerful urge that enveloped me to buy some and , GET THIS, swill it down DIRECTly from the BOTTLE, like I had done so easily a little over four months ago. The voice told me 'and you will be so relieved!' I paused, a young store clerk approached and asked if I needed help. I went directly to the candy counter, picked up some caramels and a coconut water, brought my grandchildrens' faces to mind and paid the clerk, went outside and breathed in and exhaled deeply and slowly. The voice faded and I sat on a bench. I was completely exhausted, but oh so happy I had rode the urge. If I can do this, anyone can. Take heart and many blessings to you all!

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Today I took my elderly parents to my niece's high school graduation. I was able to relax and enjoy the day and be there for my family. We had hours of driving in traffic, and hours sitting in the hot sun listening to overly-long commencement speeches. When I was a drinker, I probably would have been hungover for the whole thing, and these minor annoyances would have made me very irritable. Instead, today was easy and filled with gratitude, because I was sober.
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:11 PM
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Today I can do my SMART Facilitator training tonight.
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:19 AM
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Today I can go do work and not worry about my co workers smelling my breath!
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:05 PM
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Being sober I was able to write a column on the Dodgers that dealt with different equations such as At Bat over Runners in Scoring Position and the mathematics of the new field of Sabermetrics.
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:17 AM
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:48 AM
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Today I was able to get 100% on my test on Frankenstein since I had a clear mind
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Today I was able to sand a bunch of woodwork on my sailboat (without even thinking about opening a bottle of wine and zoning out to watch the sunset, like I always used to do). Today my husband came by and helped me with the sanding, and we had fun and I didn't start any arguments (another something I always used to do).
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:10 PM
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Today I can, and want to, clean my bedroom. Then I'm going to knit (unless my Raspberry Pi gets my attention first). All because I'm sober
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:11 PM
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today I was able to walk away from an argument with wife and not be mad, went outside worked out in the sun for 1.5 hours, now I feel great!
also going to my LifeRing meeting
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:23 AM
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Today I can just chill out and be lazy if I want to.
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First would be that I can write again. Second, be a more attentive parent.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:07 AM
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I am grateful to all the different recovery programs in the bay area that help me stay sober including SR and for having 111 days sober
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Today I can run 3 miles. Couldn't do that drinking.
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:40 PM
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Today I can have an atrocious day at work and come home and unwind without alcohol.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:52 PM
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Today I woke up with my right hand only partially working. I recognized it for what it is, my Carpel Tunnel syndrome and went on with my day making modifications to my behaviors (signing checks at the bank with left hand since I'm ambidextrous), in my old days I would have totally freaked out about my hand, over reacted and spent an unproductive day at home.

Instead I'm here at SR after a full day of errands I'm here at SR and hunting and pecking the right hand keys as I write my Dodger column.
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