Checking in for the first time even though it is my day 2. I am grateful for my sobriety and for the many people in my life who care about me.
Day 177…checking in friends
Yesterday was really amazing.
Started out like any ordinary day.
Tidy house, got my little man off to school, read AA literature and journaled.
I got a call from my ex’s Grandma (who I talk to regularly and still have a great relationship with), she put money in my account for Ethan and I for Christmas.
I cried. She made our Christmas.
Then I went to my AA meeting and there was a newcomer there.
She told her story and I felt compelled to share mine, which I normally don’t, in hopes of helping her.
We had a lot in common.
I then gave her my special 24 hour token that I keep in my wallet and my phone number. (We don’t get tokens at this meeting I attend.)
It felt wonderful to help another alcoholic.
Hope everyone has a great day!
Sending my love!
Day 78 and goodmorning
Tonight I’m going to a party. There will be a lot of alcohol. I know Im going to get cravings But I have to go. Besides that I’m feeling ok, there are days that I don’t think about alcohol at all. That’s a huge win!
Thank you so much @Buts that means alot Love the picture! That looks alot like me. Hugs from nurse Jenny, day 627
The drawing is made by a Dutch man: Dick Bruna, the same artist who draws Nijntje. Abroad known as Miffy. I ️ what he used to make. He passed away a few years ago.
Day 22. Feeling on top of the world today and I’ve got my self a date with a lovely girl on Saturday. She doesn’t really drink so I’m not overly worried about me caving in but this will be my first time in a restaurant since I gave up being a piss head. I don’t need a drink to feel confident anymore because I like myself a lot more like this. Life is on the up . I hope everyone smashes today.
Actually day 23
MySpace is still alive? Woah
Day 15 In hospital with my little monkey, he got very sick, very quickly. Grateful I was sober and could drive him to emergency at 9pm last night. Grateful he is feeling better, we going to be here for another 2 days worst case scenario.
All the best to your little monkey for a speedy and full recovery. Go well
I feel like a jellyfish on land today ugh…my intestines are doing rollercoaster rides Just had some scrambled eggs and now peppermint tea and laying on my couch
Dear eggs please stay inside
Not going to do much today
Take care of yourself! Tell your intestines it’s time to get off the roller coaster and get ready for lunch and a relaxing time lounging somewhere comfy!
When I can’t keep solid food down, I like having a cup of broth.
That sounds like a wonderful day indeed
Hey friend, hoping you have a game-plan for the party tonight. Mine tend to be: arrive in my own car so I can make a quick exit if needed, tell sober friends I will be going and to expect that I might need to call/text for support, check-in here, bring a case of seltzer and keep a drink in my hands at all times, make sure I’ve eaten before or there (hungry is a big thing that causes cravings for me). etc etc. I had an AA friend who had to go to a party on a day when she was struggling and she told her husband and a friend that she was feeling vulnerable and asked them to stay by her side the entire night.
And committing to calling, texting, checking in here if thinking about having a drink!!!
Whatever it takes my friend!!
Sober dating is the best! You can actually get to know someone in a real way rather than just getting nervous and drunk and then later embarrassed! Enjoy it
Usually I hate broth…but my body seems to need it right now bc it tastes great
Thank you for the tips. I know that there are a few who aren’t drinking, so I’m going to sit with them. I check in afterwoods