Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sobriety Sunday

Happy 4th of July everyone! I am so happy to be sober today, so excited to be going to a sober party and just plain grateful to be alive!

I forget what I did last 4th, but I will never forget the first 4th of July I was sober, it was horrible. I was lonely and sad and {name
withheld} was drink, drink, drinking. I remember calling my sponsor and whining about it... She said "stop making a man your God they do a crappy job." or something like that, then she gave me some popcorn and a movie to watch... she also asked if he was worth losing my sobriety! So I didn't drink, but holy hell did I want to!

Just goes to show that no matter the situation, or how painful it is,
it does get better if we stay sober through it

We ROCK, I love you all, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!


  1. Happy 4th to everyone!!! I will be sober this 4th, last year I was trying hard to get drunk and not be miserable!!! This year I am just going to go to a party and chill out. It's a safe party, they hardly drink, and if they do it's beer and they never have the hard stuff that I like around so that makes me happy, but if I am offered something, I will just say NO!! And I will say yes to being sober today!!

    Have a very safe holiday and if anyone drinks, forgive yourself and start over, just don't drink and drive!!!!!

  2. I remember many of those 4th of July celebrations in pre-sobriety days. I also don't remember many of those celebrations...
    Planning your way home from the lake to go around DUI check-points is no way to live. I am so grateful I never injured anyone, physically. Since my sobriety date there is one phrase that brings on the chills every time.
    "Holiday Death Toll." Not since the term "body count" was part of my life has anything brought on such a sinking feeling.
    I hope you all have a very safe & sober celebration of your freedom & may God keep you out of the way of those who are not...

  3. Happy 4th of July to my American friends!!! I am Canadian and had our celebration on Thursday! I had a golf tournament to go in that day and first one sober and didn't do too bad score wise and I had a blast!!!Had someone tell me that they love to see me smile and laugh and felt awesome!Fireworks were great after with the family and am truly living a blessed life and am not taking any of it for grated!!Hope everyone has a great day and lots of laughter and fun!!Take care!From your Canadian friend!!

  4. I'm back friends!!! I saw that someone a few days ago was wondering where I've internet connection at the Lake temporarily and didn't know it till I got down there - urgh!!! But had a wonderful 4th of July weekend with family & friends...spent a lot of time at bars, but did good & didn't drink (even tho I wanted to). Went for my morning run everyday I was down there (normally I sluff off) - that helped ease my anxiety. There has been a lot of awesome conversation back & forth the past several days - I LOVE IT!!! I'll chime in later...gotta go unpack & start my massive amount of laundry! Hope everyone had a safe & sober weekend!

  5. Hi Everyone,

    Well, I have to say that I did have some wine last night. Sorry guys, guess I'm not totally ready for being totally sober, although I didn't get drunk or nearly tipsy. I was grateful for that. This site does make a tremendous difference for me, so thank you to everyone.

    Where has Montana been?

    I see there is another Annie, I will call myself AnnieSoCal from this point on.
    Have a great week!

  6. Hi, AnnieSoCal --

    I am here -- I read every day, usually a few times a day. I've been posting a few times as just "Anonymous" lately, partly because I wasn't really making an effort to stop, and partly because I wasn't relating to a lot of the circumstances some folks were describing. So I began to feel like I should fade into the background more and post less.

    However, I had a really good experience recently that has me motivated and hopeful to really, really make an effort and as a result I've had some great days lately!

    I can relate to your comment, though, of not being totally ready for being totally sober, although you didn't get drunk or nearly as tipsy, and that this site makes a difference. When I'm really honest with myself, I'm not sure I want to never drink again. So I'm not going that far out. I'm just not drinking for today. One day at a time... :)

    I really feel great -- and I don't mean only physically, but psychologically I feel so hopeful and relieved. It's a wonderful, wonderful feeling -- like I have some control over my actions! Not sure if I'm making sense...