So about two weeks ago i dropped my phone in a stream of snowmelt while leaving work. I was honestly pretty upset with myself. So upset in fact I jogged all the way home from downtown. It took me an hour and twenty some odd mins. I was pretty proud of that but the whole time I kept thinking to myself “it’s the first time I’ve jogged outside in quite awhile and I have no way of tracking it” first world problems right!?
So I spend the following days in a pretty low place. Starring at my phone as it sat in rice. A few days later a friend picks me up. We go out for her father’s birthday (RIP) we catch up and connect. That turned into me spending the night. Then one day turned into two two turned into three. It was beautiful. I met her friends and her daughters. It was blossoming into the start of a relationship.
Dum dum dum!!
I know being in recovery we arent supposed to make huge life choices this early into it. But we have known one another for twenty years. That alone gave me hope. So I come back home this past Monday. I pull my phone out the rice and it turns on and works again. Thank God. It was eye opening how much I depended on it just as an outlet. it was also a moment of clarity to how hard I can be on myself. The first three days of it not working I was depressed with no one really to talk to. That being said I clearly have ALOT to work on when it comes to myself and my own happiness.
On to the positive this post is originally about.
Today is 66 days meth free!!!
It’s unbelievable seeing that number! So much of my life has changed in wonderful ways I can’t thank everyone on this app enough.
That being said. I’m back so I hope you missed me lol.
In case you haven’t heard it today
You’re awesome and I love you
I’m happy you’re back! Check out the Strava thread I just started. I didn’t know if you have a few hours but you missed a lot of shit so you might want to go back and read some of the threads lol.
Made my day better reading this. Glad you’re back.
I plan to catch up on everything and with everyone after my bike ride. Its finally warm enough that the snow has melted. So I am going to take advantage of it.
Yayy, we’ve been worried about you! Glad to hear all is good
Yay! I’m really happy for you and thank goodness the rice trick worked! You were greatly missed and we’re all glad to have you back! ♪＼(＾▽＾)／＼(＾▽＾)／♪＼(＾▽＾)／＼(＾▽＾)／♪＼(＾▽＾)／＼(＾▽＾)／
Yay! Now I can read that someone loves me every day! Missed you buddy. Don’t do it again!
I’m so happy to know that you’re doing well. Yay 66 days!
Oh wow. I always thought that was just a joke about putting a phone in rice lol
Don’t worry, I am pretty sure a lot of people these days would feel pretty lost without a phone for 3 days.
Congrats on staying clean and sober.
You can always put in your run on Strava retroactively as long as you had a time and a distance!
I doubt I will be able to recall the time though. I was pretty upset with myself.
However I do laugh Everytime I think about how I must have looked jogging home. It being a kind of cold day. (32 degrees) I was jogging in jeans, my work shirt and a decent size winter coat.
My phone sat in rice for a little over 5days. Lol.
The Tupperware that held the rice is still on my nightstand. I should probably cook it or throw it away or something. Hahahah
I’d have estimated the time anyway. I’ve been there. Ran home once after dropping my car off at a shop. My ride didn’t show up. Wasn’t too far, 2.5 miles.
I have been fairly busy lately. So I figured I would continually post in this thread seeing how my schedule is filling up.
I’ll try and remember as much as I can
Over the weekend was Cinco de mayo which is a huge celebration where I grew up. It has been like two years since I attended but it was dope nevertheless.
Noteworthy events: It was hot. Like stupid I’m going to die of dehydration hot. Lol . There was a fist fight between ladies in their late 40s early 50s. It was crazy to see them scrap it out. I’m so happy not to be a drinker anymore. Lol.
I also bumped into three people I haven’t seen in 20years. It was pretty crazy to see how people have changed. So I exchanged numbers with said individuals. Back when I was using I would have never gave my number out in fear of someone seeing me as an addict. So it was nice to walk thru a huge crowd of people and feel confident in myself and the person I have become.
I am joining the National Guard. I go in today at 4 to speak with my recruiter. We are going to lay out a timeline of me taking the tests, getting sworn in and leaving for bct. (Basic combat training) im really excited about this. I have felt severe disappoinment since sobering up and reflecting how I bitched out on joining the Marines. So this is my opportunity to hopefully quell that feeling as well as learn some new skills and apply myself in a completely different realm of life.