Hello all. Holding fast at 8 days AF. Feeling good. Watching ‘Dr.Strange’ on tv this sat night. Saw a part where the ‘Ancient one’ said. “You don’t ever lose your demons, you just learn to live above them.” Do you think that’s true? Hope everyone is doing well.
I think the ‘Ancient one’ was referring to living in our ‘fallen’ world ~ where we’re given choices between walking with God or following Satan, at every turn. Deep/basic/biblical/true. That’s a YES to 8 days @sobere. You beauty!
Interesting @sobere it makes me think of our shadow side. There is a book i have on my list called The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford which looks at that and its about understanding and accepting the parts of ourselves we would rather not own. Not sure if thats exactly the same thing as the ancient one was talking about… but I do…[Read more]
So good to hear from you Cathy! That’s your real name right? You were one of the very first people on here to welcome me last spring. I always enjoyed, and learned from your posts. Just wanted to say thanks is all. Cheers and hope to see you here more.
Day 5 here. I also belong to the great Facebook ‘AE’ group, and saw a post that had a word that resonated with me. She described Alcohol use as ‘Fake Happy’. I agree. Maybe for a short time, but reality soon comes crashing down hard. Real happy is the goal.
Congrats on Day 760! I know a lot of people in AK, and they said the quake was scary. That photo of the SUV stranded on that little island of concrete, on the way to the Anchorage airport was amazing. Apparently, the guy left the SUV there, and caught his plane to Seattle. Sounds like a true Alaskan!
Hello all. Just checking in here. Working on Day 4. Saw a cool idea on Facebook ‘alcohol experiment’ group. I hope she doesn’t mind, but I paraphrased her post- “At the end of the AF day I put the glass stone in the container. There are clear ones for the weekdays and gold ones for Friday-Sun. Those days are harder for me. If I get an urge I…[Read more]
Hello all. This site looks great, quite a bit different. Was 31 days AF but unfortunately fell right before Thanksgiving, and have slipped multiple times since. I’m on Day 1, and going again. I know that life is so much better AF. I feel better, look better, function better but somehow revert back to the old ways eventually. I used to have…[Read more]
Just keep going sobere! This stuff is tough. Keep posting, keep reading, I like the sober school site, Annie Grace’s videos, lauramckowen.com, on Amazon you can buy A Sober Year by Meredith Bell which is fantastic. You can do this! : )
I like that one day or day one. You will know when it is your day. You will feel it in every fiber of your being. When you know it, grab it @sobere and throw every tool in the toolbox at it. I don’t call it my tool box, but I walked until i had blisters and sometimes i still do, I eat until i cannot breathe, fortunately i do not do this one as…[Read more]
You’re still here and still trying so you’re ahead of those who aren’t! I too wish I didn’t have so many day ones but I’m so glad that I’ve kept trying. I’m staying close to the site this season @sobere ! I think Amy said we’re either working on recovery or on relapse so lets keep throwing all the things at it! I do think we learn from any slip…[Read more]
@sobere I did the same TG night after 3 months sober. Just keep on going! Life is so much better af! It’s hard to leave the old lifestyle but it gets less attractive in time. At least mine does while it was filled with drunks who can be mean spirited or immature. I, apparently, am not so fancy of a drunk myself. Day 2 for me. Feeling pretty…[Read more]
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