Friday, January 28, 2011

Jump Street


  1. That looks SO FUN!!! :)

    I'm on Day 3 of my sobriety and am grateful for your blog. I won't continue to post every day how I'm doing (I imagine that will bore some folks), but I will on occasion.

    I have so much respect for what you have accomplished, Emily (and Annette, and Doggie Lover and Momma of 3 and Randy and so many others here...).

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Anon - I'd love for you to post everyday and I'm sure others feel the same....that way, we know what's goin on with you and don't have to sit here and wonder how you're doin....Post away girl....that's what this blog is for...I plan to start commenting more myself :)

  3. The first six weeks of not drinking, every day I talked on the phone with my AA-sponsor. Once a week I went to a meeting. I remember how nervous I suddenly could be because at times that there was to much on my mind to stay calm. The fact that I could count on him made the first weeks of recovery easier. I didn't have any craving but the emotional disbalance and feeling of insecurity where the hardest part for me in those first months.
    It got better but it stayed important that although I had to do it myself I didn't have to do it alone.
    Love & Light

  4. Today is Day 4 of my sobriety and all is well. Except I had a drinking dream last night. In my dream I was so disgusted with myself for drinking. And when I woke up, I instantly felt disgusted until I remembered it was a dream, and then I felt a wave of relief!

    Is it normal to have drinking dreams? Maybe they are a good reminder...

  5. It is VERY normal to have drinking dreams, and yes, I took it as a great reminder why I'm not drinking anymore and shouldn't drink, the initial guilt though when you first wake up and still think you really drank is horrible....I still have them, but not as often as when I first got sober. This too shall pass - congrats on Day're well on your journey of a lifetime :)

  6. Thank you, Annette. Your support is so appreciated!! I'd give you a big hug if I could. :)

  7. Congrats on day 4. Drinking dreams are so normal. They used to...and really sometimes still do, scare the crap out of me! I remember about I shared in a meeting that I was scared of the dreams and what they meant. A woman in my group came up to me after and gave me a copy of a grapevine that discussed drinking dreams. I will dig it up and post the best parts, if you would like.
    I was also told it was your subconcious way of having a relapse without the repercusions.
    Stay strong! BEing sober is the kindest thing I do for myself every day.

  8. Thank you, Julie. Today is Day 5 for me, and I'm feeling very much at peace with my choice to be sober. No cravings at all so far. I would really appreciate it if you could post the best parts of the item you mentioned above that discusses drinking dreams.

    Thank you!

  9. One day at a time Anon....that's all you have to worry about :) Congrats on 5 days sober!!!!!