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by Troy M.
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

Starting up on day 20. We traveled yesterday to pick up our oldest son at the airport for a short visit. Both of my brothers and my sister came out and we had a nice visit. Later today we'll be home. Great day to be sober.
by Troy M.
Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

Day 17 almost in the can. Went to a nice meeting tonight. The topic was the 4th step and I'm not quite done with the first draft and I can see alot of what I heard tonight. My resentments and fears are coming up to be driven pretty much by me as I get over to the 4th column. I'm seeing that the one ...
by Troy M.
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

Finally got in a meeting last night and another this morning. I'm pretty certain that my HP was directing me to go to a certain meeting today because the one that was more "convenient" for my timing this morning never happened. So I drove in late to the other morning meeting and lo and behold, they ...
by Troy M.
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

I tried to go to a meeting this morning on one side of town but none of the people with keys to the building showed up, so we all left. By the time I got across town, the other morning meeting was done. I found another meeting location for this evening but the church where it is held was having thei...
by Troy M.
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

Troy - It sounds like you have that gift of desperation. That was a blessing for me when I finally had it and was willing to take action. Don't let this opportunity slip. If you reach out sincerely, you will be amazed at the number of people willing to help. Be humble and teachable and miracles wil...
by Troy M.
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

I'm going to step out in faith today and go early to the noon meeting and stay after. I'm going to ask someone for their phone number. I've not been offered any numbers in the past two weeks. I guess that's okay. Its my recovery I'm working on right now. Or perhaps they remember that I never called ...
by Troy M.
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

Update--Today is day 14. I'm just taking it one day at a time. My temporary sponsor has me working on my grudge/resentment list. I'm also identifying a couple of fears - success, failure, being a fraud -- that are giving me some insight into my grudge list as well. Doing lots of reading and highligh...
by Troy M.
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

Update - Today is day 11. I just started working with a temporary sponsor via -e-aa - as I attend local meetings and find a local. I've been to 3 different meetings here in my city and the dynamics of each are different. Last night's topic was the 3rd step and it was just what I needed to hear and e...
by Troy M.
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

:D Thanks Paige. I'm glad too!
by Troy M.
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

Thanks. Today's meeting went well. I'm a little surprised that some of them recognized me from a year and half ago. Saturday morning open meeting is a small crew. I felt very welcomed and will be going back! I guess you never know what you need to hear until you hear it.
by Troy M.
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

Starting up day 8! Still have not made a meeting. Time at school and working on the house has been pretty much what I'm doing. I am going to a meeting this morning at 7. Need to go shower and shave so I am presentable. The early morning meetings on weekends ought to work for me as my agenda is prett...
by Troy M.
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Haven't been going to meetings, but staying sober
Replies: 72
Views: 37067

Re: Haven't been going to meetings, but staying sober

Congratulations on 1 year. That is awesome. Hope life is treating you well!
by Troy M.
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

Welcome back, Troy. I have two thoughts to share: - you mentioned that you took the first step easily enough... I had thought I took that first step several times, but I never gave it the true consideration it deserves. For me, today, I understand that I have a physical allergy (abnormal reaction) ...
by Troy M.
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

When I got to step 3 my sponsor told me to say the 3rd Step prayer every day. I grumbled about that a bit because I was still struggling there. They told me, "I didn't ask you if you believed in a God, I am only asking that you take time to say the 3rd Step prayer every day." It is by doing that we...
by Troy M.
Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Sick of It!
Replies: 67
Views: 25932

Re: Sick of It!

I expect I need to read the "We Agnostics" chapter again. I'm just not sure what I believe right now.