Well done @MandiH that is a fantastic number… dealing with the bad stuff is never easy… but better sober…! Keep it going friend
Congratulations to all celebrating milestones today. Keep up the great work.
Check u out !!! U r doing so well… i know u r struggling but u r getting through it … everyday u r getting stronger … so proud of u my friend x
400! Congratulations Mandi!
Ariel! 6 months, congratulations! That’s huge. Well done my friend
Hello everyone! Happy sober sunday! I’m worried about this up coming week. I have a lot to do and not much time to do it. But damn it I’ll do it!!! So now I’ll just take what time I have and relax!!! Its fun!!! Have a great day guys!!!
39 days. Shit is real. I miss drinking so much. I am craving badly today. Trying to find things to distract myself. Posting memes to this forum. Just a minute at a time. One minute at a time.
@Positrix, listen to yourself your letting a liquid control every bone in your body. Other than posting here what else are you doing for your sobriety?
36 days sober, proud, confident and happy.
Have a splendid time lovely people.
You remember why you quit in the first place?
Having a bad evening, lots of cravings. I know why, it’s stress about my youngest son. He’s in his puberty and messing up things. Had a emotional conversation with him. Had a rough puberty myself, so I know were he’s going trough. But I’m worried. He’s just 15 and a few weeks ago he came home drunk after a party. Today we cought him vapouring and he also confessed he smoked a joint. But checking in because I don’t want to drink. I think I’m going to bed early.
I get it. There was a point, and I even posted the thought on here, that I honestly thought the only thing I did well was drink. Looking back it was such a crazy thought to have.
However crazy it seems now, if I remember those early days…I completely understand what was going on with me. For 25 years, my life revolved around drinking. It is how I celebrated, relaxed, dealt with frustration, anger…any real emotion.
It was hard in the beginning…it was not just being sober, it was learning to live life again. As the sober days added up, I learned how to deal with those emotions without alcohol.
Stay the course, it gets better
Hang in there! Don’t have an advice, just sympathy.
This is always a great question and good reminder. I had a very intense dream sequence last night, reminding me of the whys, my hopes for the future, my desire to live life on a higher path.
I’m going to bed now, tomorrow there is another day. Thank you
This is what is proving hard for me. Because at the base of it all, right now, I really don’t want to be alive. That’s pretty crappy, but true. It seems the most I can concentrate on is making sure to keep getting up and to keep breathing in and out. I am back to being buried in podcasts, meditations and readings. It’s helping, little by little.