Sobriety (off topic or not)?

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Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 3, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
We only have a daily reprieve.

I cherish it daily. Got to remind myself to be grateful. Not really to hard to do.

Plaid
Pillowattack

Boulder climber
DC
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:25am PT
2 years on April 11th. Life is good :)
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:06am PT
I'm feeling good today. Working hard to change the course of my life - with still no clue what that even means - but it's amazing how much small things in the way of taking care of myself help so greatly.

This evening I am heading to the park to camp/climb with a friend in from NY for a few days. I hear the "voices" telling me I should be busting my ass looking for a job - any job - instead of...playing. I know those voices don't really know what they are talking about, when it comes to my ability to stay sober.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 7, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
I am working the steps of another program and it is changing my life.
damo62

Social climber
Brisbane
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
S.leeper, do tell.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
rather not..

let's just say I wish I had worked the steps years ago.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Yes, those steps are very powerful, and it is my belief they can be applied to nearly any life situation. I can even imagine that if Palestinians and Israelis who had come to understand the insanity of their dynamic and wanted the madness to stop applied the Steps to their situation, they would find relief of almost miraculous proportion.


Me - I'm sober today and happy to be so.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
working on my 3rd day of sobriety, yup, it's like that.
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
let's just say I wish I had worked the steps years ago.

I don't know why it worked for me, but it did. The ONLY thing to get my headspace arranged back into some semblance of order. Coming up on 3 years.
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
Gonna quit
the sauce.
Day 1 for me
and feeling
lousy.
This thread is
helping.
My second
attempt at
sobriety .
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
It seems to get easier. The first days and weeks were kind of rough for me, and once the sugar cravings settled down it got much easier. Hang in there, DKnow.
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Here's one of my favorite songs on the subject for ya'll. Best wishes.

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Good luck,d-know!

Feel that lousy feeling and burn it into your brain, so that in the future if that booze taps you on the shoulder, you remember exactly why you parted ways. May the miracle of sobriety begin showing itself to you in abundance!

John M

climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
It took me three tries to make it stick.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
keep coming back because it works if you work it, and you're worth it!
d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:07pm PT
Thank you for the
encouraging words.

I've played the
booze game
long enough
now to realize
I cannot win.

Love and respect.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
You can do it D know, there is alot of great support here and out there too.
hankw

Social climber
Camino, CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
This is probably the best thread I have ever read on any outdoor forum!
Grateful to be going on four years here but I also have relapsed in the past after having some time. Best not to be too hard on oneself , get up, dust yourself off and carry on
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 12, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
It does get easier!
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
I've played the
booze game
long enough
now to realize
I cannot win.

I know right? Wars OVER, we lost..
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