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by MyNameIsBetsy
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: When will I feel normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: When will I feel normal?

Hello Arkeezy, welcome. Good questions. Good, honest questions. To me, normal is being able to sit with my own self. It's being comfortable in my own skin and comfortable interacting with other people. We get that way as we recover in sobriety, by following some simple principles. I drank a couple o...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: New to the forum

Hello Andrew, welcome.

Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Crashed and burned
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Crashed and burned

Hey ebear, welcome back. I remember you. And I am so grateful you are back. It's dangerous out there. I’ll be checking in here again, probably daily, and I hope to share good progress. How was your day today? Our early days of sobriety are all about getting through the day sober, putting some good t...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Good afternoon!
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Good afternoon!

Hi Kati, welcome!

Betsy
by MyNameIsBetsy
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I am back - still sober
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: I am back - still sober

Paige, Glad you are okay. Been quite the year, huh?!!

Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Newbie saying Hello and thanks :)
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Newbie saying Hello and thanks :)

finding specific Step 1,2,3 study groups... any ideas? Hi Magi, welcome. Congrats on the 44 days sober. WooHoo!!! A suggestion for you to find that Step Study . . . call your local AA Central Office and ask if there are step workshops in your area. Maybe yes, maybe no. You could also search online ...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Military Requirement
Replies: 34
Views: 1186

Re: Military Requirement

Hey Brent. A suggestion for you, you might think about adding another question or two to your reporting format. Maybe include: Did I go to an AA meeting today, and what share impacted me the most? Did I talk to other sober alcoholics today, including my sponsor? Just an idea that you might find usef...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Not really sure how to start
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Not really sure how to start

Hi Hunter, welcome. I want to get clean and I’m not sure where to go from here but I am ready to make a change in my life Good question. For starters, I would suggest you do two things. 1) Read some of those links that JoJo sent you, especially the link to the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Then ...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Military Requirement
Replies: 34
Views: 1186

Re: Military Requirement

Hello Bub (Brent). I read all your posts, including the one from a year ago. Hooray for hanging in there, and growing in your sobriety!! I retired from the US Navy a while ago. We have military experience in common. Active military members are part of our local AA community. We may have different pr...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 35 Years
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: 35 Years

Happy BirthdAAy!!!!!!
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 17 years
Replies: 6
Views: 289

17 years

Today is my 17th AA birthday. Sober time sure goes by fast! I found e-AA my 3rd or 4th sober day, and loved the constant availability of sober folks. Those were the days of the chatroom. I could log on day or night, and chat with other alcoholics throughout the world. Have a good day, log on and tel...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Questions heard at meetings.
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Questions heard at meetings.

A newcomer asked - “Why Should We Make Amends?”
So we don't drink over it. We clean up our stuff, and can hold our heads high.

Additional benefit, people will know we have changed and relationships might be restored.

Betsy, an alcoholic
by MyNameIsBetsy
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: "Recovered"
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: "Recovered"

Our book talks about being recovered, and lots of AAers identify as that. But for me, I prefer to say "recovering." I am a work in progress. I get growth spurts. I get better. But sometimes I slip back a little, notably in the resentment area. I don't want to give my head permission to declare mysel...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: choice
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: choice

Can anyone explain what they mean when they say we have lost the power of choice in drink. Hey Dub, thanks for a great question. Here's how I understand it with an example that happened just today. I met a friend for coffee. I don't usually drink coffee, so the caffeine got to me and I felt jittery...
by MyNameIsBetsy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How to find a sponsor during quarantine?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: How to find a sponsor during quarantine?

I just wonder if there are any other ways to find a sponsor during quarantine time? Hello Moonflower3, welcome. You might have to work at this just a bit harder during the quarantine, but it is still very doable to get a local sponsor. Here's how I suggest you go about doing it . . . 1) call your l...