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Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jun 24, 2013 - 12:38am PT
Don't forget "the insanity of the first drink (toke)."
JL
Stevee B

Mountain climber
Oakland, CA
Jun 24, 2013 - 04:19am PT
I hope to meet more of you out there. I had a sponsor that used to tell me, every time we spoke: "I only have to remember where I came from and that I can't do it alone." Those two things have carried me through some very dark seas to some very bright days.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jun 28, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
Just checking in.... It's been tough. Teddy is sick. It is a major systematic yeast infection. The recovery is a very slow process and I hate to see him like this. Having to explain to every person who sees him is tiring, and some people have said some things which they mean to be helpful, but aren't.

Income is still a problem, too.

(pause....)

I am at the library, and the librarian just got a cel call. He apologized afterward(for the ring)and mentioned he was waiting to hear details on a funeral service. His friend, a 27 year old mother of two was killed when her car flipped over, having been hit by a drunken driver.

Thank you God. Universe, fellow travelers on the sober path, for my sobriety.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jun 28, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Thanks for checking in HappieGirl.

Life gets in the way of our sobriety often, doesn't it?

I usually go to meetings on Monday, but today I went to the Friday meeting to

hear someone's first step. I'm really glad I went; it really helped me to have

ideas for my first step that I will be doing in a month or so.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jun 28, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
and some people have said some things which they mean to be helpful, but aren't.

Oh, Hap!

I know exactly what you're talkin' about. Some of the stuff that comes out of people's mouths makes me cringe. . . as I laugh it off, I have to question why I thought I knew those people.

Keep smilin', Hap!

And. . . good luck with your sweet little beast!

oxoxox

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jun 29, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Thanks eKat. Teddy is doing better today, but yesterday was bad.

Sobriety is a funny thing for me. It seems I really haven't got much of a problem staying away fro a drink, and even the DESIRE barely ever even whispers in my ear. When that does happen, I am lucky in that so far I have been able to say "Bad idea!" or similar.

I know how hard it can be for many people to stay away from that first drink, and I am REALLY lucky. because I have the feeling that if I hadn't been "one of the lucky ones" (who had the desire lifted) there is no way in hell I would have been able to string together this much time sober. I'm good at being sober but it really does seem that I'm not so good at Life 101 even with sobriety sometimes.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jun 29, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
I know just what you mean Happie. Life 101 was the last promise that came to me as well.

My 13 year anniversary was February 14th, but it's only the last 3 years where I actually started to get my life running in a truly positive direction. Getting my life on the right track and forcing myself to not only be, but focus on dedicating myself to becoming a better person, took a lot longer then I thought it would.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jun 30, 2013 - 08:35am PT
Thanks eKat. Teddy is doing better today,

BITCHEN!

I hope your sweet little beast is doing well, today, too!

oxoxoxo
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jul 1, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Three years sober today, which is also my 52nd birthday...

I am so grateful to be where I am today, and that the obsession to drink has been completely removed. I can't rest on that though, every day I work on my spiritual growth that was the key to my sobriety. That usually begins with a visit to the chapel of the Great Outdoors. Today that happens to be waking up near the North Rum of the Grand Canyon and driving through Navajo Nation to Sedona, with plenty of walks and stops along the way. I never could have done this, or appreciated it, if I was still swillin'.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jul 1, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Happy Birthday and Sober Anniversary, Edge!
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
twenty days today. looking forward to a true independence celebration in a couple more.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Jul 1, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
8 months today. One more month till I bring my baby sobriety to term.

Then I have to raise the little guy.

Best to all in their journey.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jul 1, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
I, too, am well today. Had coffee with a friend this morning, hitting the noon meeting with many good people two blocks from my house, then hanging with my son for this afternoon, and dinner. So very very very much better than being sick of soul, isolated, and wasted.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jul 1, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Every time I see this thread pop up, I need to look. Your support of each other is very comforting. I hope my son has that kind of support. I think he's been clean fo the last three years, but I worry about that devil on his shoulder.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 1, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
great meeting today.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 1, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
way to go , Edge!!
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 1, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Happy birthday and congrats for your 3 years, Edge. The typo on your post is hilarious whether intended or not (waking up near the North Rum in case you missed it).
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jul 1, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
Ha, Timid, thanks for pointing that out; totally unintentional.

Friends shouldn't let friends (with fat fingers) type on itty bitty iPhones.
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Jul 8, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Is it appropriate to seek a sponsor here? San Diego County? PM me.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jul 8, 2013 - 08:24am PT
Getting a sponsor is a tricky thing. Whatever works.
I found mine in a meeting. He was a mean old
bastard. Just what I needed.

By the way all. I had my B-day on the 5th of July.
Soberity date 7/5/1985

Plaid
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