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by Merl
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Merl here with 9 months
Replies: 6
Views: 5247

Merl here with 9 months

Hi All, Been busy with everything life has been throwing at us. Lost eight family members in six months. One was my mother in law. Through it all, prayed, went to meetings, followed the steps, stayed in touch with my sponsor daily and most importantly never picked up a drink. In 9 days I'll have 10 ...
by Merl
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Scary, but with what I've learned .....
Replies: 6
Views: 5241

Re: Scary, but with what I've learned .....

Amen to that my friend, AMEN!!
by Merl
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Scary, but with what I've learned .....
Replies: 6
Views: 5241

Scary, but with what I've learned .....

Hi Everyone, Sorry I've been AWOL. But I think you'll all be glad to know there was a good reason. On March 22nd I had a little sinus pressure and blurry vision. Later that evening I had flashing arching images in my right eye. More sinus pressure, so I thought. Woke the next morning and had no visi...
by Merl
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: New w/ question
Replies: 13
Views: 9005

Re: New w/ question

Hi, I'm Merl. I started here in November. I also drank because I liked the "taste". I found however that I had gotten to a point where it was useless as it had no effect on me anymore. I needed more and more and that didn't work. I had built up such a tolerance that it was, as I look back on it now,...
by Merl
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl's sobriety travels
Replies: 17
Views: 14722

Re: Merl's sobriety travels

Isn't that amazing Lali? I'm an introvert by nature. This forces me out of my comfort zone and that's really big for me. Going from being an introvert with a drink in my hand to an extrovert who is sober. That's a total 360 !! Only by the grace of God has that been able to happen.

Merl
by Merl
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl's sobriety travels
Replies: 17
Views: 14722

Re: Merl's sobriety travels

Thanks Robert R. As I posted to PaigeB that it was truly an experience I'm eager to have again soon. Went to my home group meeting yesterday (we got home late Monday night ). My spouse said "I thought you were doing good. Do you feel like you need a meeting?" I said,"No, I don't feel like I "need" a...
by Merl
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl's sobriety travels
Replies: 17
Views: 14722

Re: Merl's sobriety travels

Thanks PaigeB. I can't remember a time when I have been filled with so much hope. I've always liked to travel but this time was different. I was "there" for it throughout the entire trip. I don't know how to express it except to say that I was fully present in each and every moment. It was truly an ...
by Merl
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl's sobriety travels
Replies: 17
Views: 14722

Re: Merl's sobriety travels

Home, safe, sound and sober! Thanks everyone for being there for me while I was on the road and for sharing with me some of your own travel tips.

Yours in sobriety,
Merl
by Merl
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Relapse
Replies: 7
Views: 7227

Re: Relapse

Hi Spinner68, I'm at 127 days, still a newbie. One thing I found helpful was to admit my vulnerability. Recently I had to take my new found sobriety on the road. I was scared to death. I let people know how I felt at a meeting. Much to my surprise, many others told of their feelings of vulnerability...
by Merl
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl's sobriety travels
Replies: 17
Views: 14722

Re: Merl's sobriety travels

Hi Everyone, Just checking in. Been staying the course. Went to some local meetings here in Orlando. Doing okay. Almost had my sobriety compromised innocently the othe morning at brunch. They offered "gourmet jams". I asked what kind they were. One was Pear, one vanilla amaretto (!) and the last one...
by Merl
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl's sobriety travels
Replies: 17
Views: 14722

Re: Merl's sobriety travels

Hi Everyone, Still going strong. Been going to local meetings and as suggested thouroghly enjoying the change of scene. Have traveled through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, made a pilgrimage to St. Augustine and we are spending some time in Florida. In South Carolina fo...
by Merl
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl's sobriety travels
Replies: 17
Views: 14722

Merl's sobriety travels

Hi All, Well we ( my spouse and I ) are on our trip. Long day of driving. Now looking forward to a settling back and having a relaxing evening. Picked up some subs for dinner along with a couple sodas and bottles of water. Front desk has a coffee, tea and fruit bowl set up for guests. I do enjoy a p...
by Merl
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: looking for someone to talk to
Replies: 29
Views: 13108

Re: looking for someone to talk to

Oh my God girl, clap for yourself because you're HERE with US!!!! This is an unbelievable place to be. I came here in my first few days, I've come here nervous, looking for answers, scared and celebrating too. I just keep coming back. Just speak right up. We'll all be her to help ya out. I doubt the...
by Merl
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Merl here. Nervous about my sobriety and traveling.
Replies: 10
Views: 5641

Re: Merl here. Nervous about my sobriety and traveling.

Hey Everyone, So thankful for all of your support. Will be going to two beach locations, so yes, as some of you mentioned the temptations will be there. I have checked for local AA face to face meetings. I told some friends of mine, who like to "party" that I am in AA and will not be drinking and I'...
by Merl
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Merl here at 90 days of sobriety - WOOHOO !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5096

Merl here at 90 days of sobriety - WOOHOO !!!

Hi You All, Thanks so much for all of your support. Grateful to the hilt for 90 days of sobriety. As I contemplate hitting the three month mark, I am reminded that it wasn't just hitting the three month mark that's important but that I lived each and everyone of those 90 days soberly by the grace of...