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by catcar
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: FB Connections
Replies: 33
Views: 8155

Re: FB Connections

I am short on time so I will re-read all of this later to take it all in. Thanks for the link, I will check that out for sure! I never post anything related to AA on my page at all. I do think that people who are in AA, or who dabble in AA, can tell that some of my FB connections are because of meet...
by catcar
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How often do you speak to/interact with your sponsor
Replies: 32
Views: 24506

Re: How often do you speak to/interact with your sponsor

I understand that isolation thing Niagra & also the shock that you've actually made it to a social outing. I'm still stuck working on my 4th step. Its been a challenge for me. I do meet up with and talk to other aa ladies. Guess I need to figure a way to get out of my own head and not reach out to m...
by catcar
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: FB Connections
Replies: 33
Views: 8155

FB Connections

I have realized that people are seeing that I am in AA because of my FB connections. People who dabbled in AA had a random friend or two on FB in AA... now the link is pretty easy to connect me being in AA. Part of me thinks it is a blessing because the more people that know I am not drinking, the m...
by catcar
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: How often do you speak to/interact with your sponsor
Replies: 32
Views: 24506

Re: How often do you speak to/interact with your sponsor

I struggle with this. I try to not need too much from my sponsor but I probably communicate too much? Nobody from my old life know about my involvement in AA so when I have struggles, or achievements, I don't really have anyone else to share them with. I try to not occupy a lot of her time so it is ...
by catcar
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: happy sober day to me! - 71
Replies: 6
Views: 5314

Re: happy sober day to me! - 71

Yea! Congrats!
by catcar
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Really hurting today--
Replies: 9
Views: 3896

Re: Really hurting today--

My grand-sponsor gave me great advise...find the person in the room that looks the most lost and make them your friend. Someone always feels more lost than you and offering yourself to them gets you outside of yourself and helps you stay sober. I felt really odd doing this sometimes but it has reall...
by catcar
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How to confess, and adapt to a sober social life?
Replies: 28
Views: 12371

Re: How to confess, and adapt to a sober social life?

I understand your struggle. I have gone 6 months without telling any of my old friends what I am doing. Making excuses for not drinking... Isn't is odd that we never felt weird making excuses for getting drunk? I have avoided a lot of social situations as well and have realized that I am better off ...
by catcar
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Day one....
Replies: 44
Views: 8015

Re: Day one....

Welcome! This is the best thing you could ever do for yourself!
by catcar
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: I have a question on resentments
Replies: 4
Views: 4682

Re: I have a question on resentments

Helpful advise! I was wondering the same thing and was thinking that I would have left off people from the past that I no longer felt that I had resentments against. I will be sure to include them. Thanks for sharing!
by catcar
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: starting 4th step
Replies: 21
Views: 15067

Re: starting 4th step

Tosh wrote: I hope I've been of some help.
This really helps break it down for me! Tosh, it's amazing how you have picked up on what I have in my life to start writing down! Thank you all because I can tell doing this right will help me be sober
by catcar
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: about to attend my first meeting and wanna drink already
Replies: 36
Views: 8697

Re: about to attend my first meeting and wanna drink already

Hang in there and keep coming back. I was in a world of financial mess and drinking would take the stress away for a second...and then I would make decisions that would did me even further in a hole. I am not out of the hole when it comes to money but I am reacting to things better now so the stress...
by catcar
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: starting 4th step
Replies: 21
Views: 15067

starting 4th step

I am just starting the 4th step and I am at a bit of a stopping point. I am just not sure how to get down to what I should put down on paper. I am not sure if I am in denial, or scared, or just don't know how to be honest about this because I have buried so many things over the years. Any advice on ...
by catcar
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Nervous about third step
Replies: 26
Views: 10882

Re: Nervous about third step

Went well and on to 4th step.Now I really start I guess....?
by catcar
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: BD chips
Replies: 12
Views: 8916

Re: BD chips

Congrats! Go to a meeting though, when you get the chance. I am new in AA and stories like yours are what had given me inspiration to stay sober. I hear from my sponsor that you should give back to AA what you get from AA, I do think there is some truth in that. I would love to hear how you got thro...
by catcar
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Bears...
Replies: 7
Views: 8132

Re: Bears...

Too funny!