• fiddloki posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    There’s nothing better!

  • fiddloki posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I have tried a number of AA meetings as well, and it hasn’t worked for me either. I have read a few books on sobriety, but I find that podcasts really help me. Jean at ‘The Bubble Hour” is a great one, she found sobriety in her own way as well. Maybe that’s why I love her podcasts. Be well 🙂

  • fiddloki posted an update 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Hi all, just thought I would check in and thank you for your posts. It does me good to know that your there and that we are all a daily work in progress. Early sobriety for me, is finding little treasures day to day. Yesterday I caught myself laughing with my friends but on a deeper level, more connected, maybe more ‘in the moment’? When I drink I feel so very alone, even when I’m not. I’ve also found that what I eat seriously impacts how I feel, and how my body reacts. When dealing with a hangover how was I do identify any food reactions really? All symptoms were put into the ‘hangover’ pile.
    Anyway…..be well today everybody.

  • fiddloki posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    @soberheart, thank-you for posting.

  • fiddloki posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Thanx WakingOwl, I will have to ponder over setting boundaries in situations. This sobriety can be a lot of work, but its so worth it.

  • fiddloki posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    This is exactly how I feel! I thought I was having the ‘wrong’ approach to my sobriety, I just can’t bring myself to sharing to friends and strangers (AA), it’s just not how I’m wired.

  • fiddloki posted an update 3 weeks ago

    I don’t do conflict well, so I tend to avoid it at all costs. Yesterday, sober me dealt with a situation that has been upsetting me for a very long time. I tried to give it the best approach, and I didn’t like the feelings that came with it. I powered through and was surprised that my choice of words described my feelings so well. I felt so good emotionally for the whole day afterward, and was surprised at how heavy that load was after it was removed. Today is 7 days sober, not such a big deal as I’ve had quite a few 7 days recently. This certainly is a process for me, but I hope with each fail my resolve becomes stronger for the next go around until I’m firmly rooted in my sobriety.

    • Well done @fiddloki!!

      To quote Laura McKowen ‘Turns out my life purpose isn’t supposed to be as small and silent and accommodating and convenient as possible’.

      Congrats on 7 days!! xo

    • Well done, fiddloki. Happy for you.

    • I’ve always avoided conflict like one avoids the plague but have started setting boundaries. It doesn’t always make everyone else happy but the peace of mind it brings can be amazing.

      • Thanx WakingOwl, I will have to ponder over setting boundaries in situations. This sobriety can be a lot of work, but its so worth it.

  • fiddloki posted a new activity comment 3 weeks ago

    Day 71, I can only hope and pray to get where you are SoberHeart. I hope you’re better soon.

  • fiddloki posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Thank-you! It’s nice to have friends to confide in 🙂

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