I’ve been here since day one of the LS website, having ditched the booze on 20th July 2014. That was after 40 years of being a high functioning party girl, self employed in various businesses, marriage with children, end of marriage, a broken heart, single mother of teens, a new business, a new home in a new community, some new friendships as well as the old, and all the while an intimate and often self-destructive relationship with my little buddy Southern Comfort. So, I’ve now been four and half years sober and my life is amazing. I’ve achieved my lifetime dream of building a home on the land I grew up on, overlooking the sea near Akaroa. Even better, my son built it for me on the land my father left me many years ago……3 generations of love! And even better than that, my son saw how mellow and happy my life was after 18 months alcohol free, and gave it up himself, so 3 years for him now and he’s only 30, and doing really well in his building business. My daughter is a normie and still likes a wine but doesn’t seem to over indulge. I thank myself every day for giving it up, and I feel so grateful for the strong, staunch and loving relationships I have with my children. Everything is possible when we take the booze away. Happiness, contentment, self-confidence, self-respect, clarity, wisdom, growth. I am very grateful to Lotta Dann and to every member of this website. Thank you. It is the connection I have here that keeps me sober. That’s why I’m still here. I’d miss you all too much if I let go the apron strings.
@Janus2 how ya feeling today? Hope you’e feeling better now that you’ve got all that out of your system!! You forgot to replace the c with the p so you must have been real pissed off. Great news that the house might be sold and you guys can finally make your move. You’ve been through so much for so long and maybe now it is all going to go for you not against you. So please do not take on more than you are comfortable with. The 18 weeks for the teaching will be ok I think, knowing that it has an end date, but after that if I was you I’d focus on what you love best and do so well, smim teaching and tutoring. Also this way it is your own business and you will not have to be dealing with school politics and petty people. You guys will end up with another nice home to put your energy into too, and I for one want you to really enjoy that, and to have a bit of well earned peace in your life. By the way I was in fits laughing at your naughty post last night, and reading it out to Francis, coz he knows you are my friend and I keep him in touch of what you’re up to. hahaha I got tears down my face reading out the really bad bits. thanks for the entertainment mate. Hope today is a good one for ya. So much to look forward to xoxox
Hi @Janus2 ,hope you have had a good day. I second everything our wise wee Prudence says. I also had a good laugh at the c word, guess you really were P,d off. My greatest wish is for you to finally have good things going for you, and to be your own boss. You can do it, and the rewards will be amazing, and no petty b.s. from morons who don’t appreciate how smart you are. As for family drama, I have siblings who don’t speak to each other but would bad mouth each other to me(which was very stressful) and I have finally just decided to let them do their dumb stuff and stay out of it, and just let it go. Nothing I say will change the situation and will make me ill.I read a quote a while back, “Thoughts are like visitors, let them in, but don’t offer them a cup of tea” and that sums up my attitude. You take care of you and then “keeper” of a man my dear friend. Big hugs xoxox