New & 19 days sober!'

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Imperfect-Angel
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New & 19 days sober!'

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Hi everyone :D Glad to have found this forum, any extra support is great! I've been to 7 meetings & feeling fantastic from all the support & welcoming...
Had a real tough emotional few days at the beginning of last week, but fought through it & extremely proud of myself at the strength I have had :D

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Hello and welcome, Imperfect angel, good to have you here :)

Has anyone discussed with you the importance of the 12 steps? These are what keep me well - meetings and willpower alone just wouldn't cut it for me. I also needed a sponsor to help me with these..show me the way, if you will. I had so much to learn :)

19 days is great - well done :)
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month -
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Welcome !!

As my sponsor told me in the beginning: "Keep coming back, it gets better". It was good advice.

All the best.
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Hello Imperfect angel, and welcome to E-AA. My name is Robert and I am a Los Angeles area alcoholic. Congratz on your 19 days
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Welcome to e-AA

And congrats on the 19 days... Keep stacking up those 24 hours as it does pay off

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Thanks for the encouragement everyone :) xxxx

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Imperfect-Angel wrote: Had a real tough emotional few days at the beginning of last week,
Yeh, we know that one. I was all-over the shop for a while. Up one moment, down the next. I was wanting to drink, but not wanting to drink to such an extent I felt confused about whether I should be a member of A.A.; I mean I thought it was for people who had a 'desire to stop drinking', but sometimes - often - I didn't think I had that. I'm a natural over-thinker by the way.

Driving was a problem because I just couldn't focus. I'd plan to go to point A, but lose myself in some day-dream and find myself at point B, then I'd try to get to point A, but end up at point C. I used to confuse AA meetings, so I'd end up at the 'right place' on the wrong day, and no-one would be there.

Then there was sleeping, or rather the lack of. :lol: That was a grind.

But like Tommy says, I just kept on stacking up the days and going to meetings. That was just the beginning of what's been a surprising journey, and it really is all worthwhile.

Oh, I did all the usual stuff people in A.A. suggest; I found a homegroup (chosen for all the wrong reasons but it worked out to be a learning experience in itself) where I turned up every week without fail and did some service. I found a sponsor, a Big Book guy, who is fantastic (I'm sure :lol: ), and he gently guided and prodded me through our 12 Step program of recovery, and strangely enough my relationship to life/existence has changed. I really do know a new freedom and happiness (I could always use a little more though, if you've got any spare).

Welcome to the forum; I love your positive attitude.

Regards

Tosh
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Welcome!

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Hello and welcome!
Congrats on 19 days, hopefully it's a bit more now ;)
Like Tosh was saying it was really tough to focus for me as well, but I knew I had to "get with the program"
Find a sponsor and a home group and work the steps, and I do mean work them-with your sponsor.
They will save your life and teach you how to live life and enjoy it :)

Those promises that they read at every meeting- they do come true, it's guaranteed only if we work for them.

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well done on 19 days

keep coming back it will work if you work it

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Hi, Angel. Please keep us updated on your progress and let us know how we may help!
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Step 3: I think I'll let him

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Congrats and Welcome!

That is fantastic. Keep coming.

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