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Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 1, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Great news, Jebus! Keep it up !
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Nov 1, 2013 - 12:50am PT
Way to send Jebus!!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:03am PT
Great job jebus. it gets a lot easier from here!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:29am PT
just shy of a month for me,
life has been stable, though
incredibly mundane.

two thumbs-a-twiddlin, laudy-da.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 1, 2013 - 09:27am PT
Holy Jebus, Jebus nice work!

You too, Norge
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 1, 2013 - 10:05am PT
Happy anniversary Jebus.



I AM okay. What happened was.... I got a job.

Seriously, I did get a job at the Mohonk Preserve doing the trailhead assistant thing, and was working 4 and 5 days a week all day, with no internet connection except for 20 minutes or so a few days a week. During which, it was all I could do to check emails and keep up with my business ventures.

When I saw the "where's Terrie" post, I looked back and see it had been an entire month off ST...didn't realize that, and time does fly when you're....at work all day.


The *good* news is that I am done for the season, and will likely be online WAY too much for the next few months. I am doing a house sit in NY just a few miles from where I was, so won't be to JT this winter.

Sorry for causing any worry. It HAS been tough, missing Teddy. I had spent so much time just hanging out with him, and now there are big chunks of time that are left unfilled, and unfulfilled. But, I haven't thought about drinking.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:41am PT
Keep after it weeg. I'm sure you will find certain parts "mundane", but if you watch and listen and "feel" closely, you will also find more subtle parts getting sweeter.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Thanks all!

It definitely gets better.

Congrats to you too Norwegian. Sorry mundanity grinds upon you, I guess I was too busy dealing with fallout a month into the beginning of my sobriety to notice. For me, a big discovery has been that fun and creativity are not contingent on substance abuse. I still joke like an idiot and play my guitar blue.

Good to hear things are alright, Terrie.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 1, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Basicly i thought drinking was boreing. It was exciteing when i was a teenager and maybe into my early twentys but after that it was just something you did every day.
pb

Sport climber
Sonora Ca
Nov 1, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
man it is so good on this side, stay in the blessing stream
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Nov 2, 2013 - 01:29am PT
Great post Edge.

My trail has been somewhat similar - I spent two years as a dry drunk before going to a meeting. I used AA a lot for the next few years, and then took a different path. Try as I might, I couldn't find a home or meeting that didn't have tons of drama attached. Drama isn't good for me, as I tend to get wrapped up in it although I hate it. I'm still working on that these days.

Basically I have just been concentrating on becoming a better person, every day. I volunteer, I help people, I think beyond myself. I'm honest about my issues and try to improve them. I know it's going to take a long time to be a good human being, but the last few years I have been growing by leaps and bounds, and I'm happy with myself and my life now. About 13 and a half years sober, and thankful for every day. Like you I wouldn't hesitate to go to a meeting if I needed the support, but it's been about 6 years since my last one.

Jebus and Weeg, major grats to both of you. Keep it up, it's inspiring to me and many others I'm sure.
perswig

climber
Nov 2, 2013 - 07:54am PT
Shine on, you crazy diamonds.

Dale
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Nov 13, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
Most important non-climbing topic on The Stupor Torpor bump.....
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 17, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
It's getting to be that time of year again.... Remember:

Alcoholism is a threefold disease; Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.

Stay in touch with sober others, don't get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired, and when you are at those family events and holiday bashes - always keep a drink in your hand. A non-alcoholic drink, that is!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 18, 2013 - 07:49am PT
Stuffing your face helps but not so good for the climbing weight;)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 18, 2013 - 08:31am PT
The holidays I will either work or hang out with sober folk. No big challenges personally, but I wish you all the best in your walking the line.

An interesting conversation has been the reveal of my sobriety to new climbing partners. It's usually received well, and it is shocking how often that knowledge will cause them to admit theirs or their loved one's struggles.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Nov 27, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Happy Thanksgiving, and stay sober, Supertopo friends!

I'll be at home tomorrow, and am making a small special meal. Will check in and be available for those who want a sober connection.

Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 28, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Bump and well wishes for anyone who needs them.

Stay strong, sober Tacoans!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Dec 9, 2013 - 04:10am PT
Happy sober Holidays!

It gets better and better, true what they say. A year and a month in and I am so far from regret.

The hard part is not letting the new normal fool me into forgetting I'm an addict. I reflect upon the change in my entire paradigm, when the world was turned on its ear and I could finally see my behavior for what is was without justifying and denying what it represented.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 9, 2013 - 06:22am PT
Hope everyone is doing well.
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