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Hi Emily, I agree, the silence is deafening. I read your blog, daily, but, sometimes don't post. I feel that I have nothing to offer because of still drinking. I can only share what is going on with me. It's a very long story and probably just excuses. I love hearing from everyone. It is very encouraging to a "wannabe". Please post. Anything you have to offer will be helpful to someone. Love to you all.Kathy
HeySo I too enjoy your blog but I don't usually write so just one quick thing that I would like to share for those others who read. My wife and I are expecting our 5th child (a true unexpected blessing) our child will be born while I am deployed for 1 year. Some time ago I would have drank over all this. Today I don't and what a blessing that has been. My wife and I can handle this. This is manageable because of the program. I do see how awesome it is that I still even have a family that wants me around. I really have been given a life i don't deserve. This site has helped me maintain this so thank you. Jon
Yo-Yo-Yo! I'm still here too....I've just been completely snarled with this "new business venture" and the politics of being in a partnership with another couple who began as friends - lots of tension right now between parties and don't seem to see eye to eye on a lot of things....but "trying" to see if we can make it work - not lookin good in my eyes, but I'll be a trooper and try a little longer. Ain't nothin I'm gonna drink over or at - THAT'S FOR SURE! SOBRIETY ROCKS......even on shitty days!
i read everything you post but i read it on my phone or in google reader so i don't comment. must try harder! really like your blog and hope you keep going with it.
Hey Everyone, Haven't been on here for a long time. Unfortunately let my life sometimes overwhelm me!! Coming up to me third year anniversary of my adventure to sobriety. Feeling blah even though I have accomplished so much in the last three years. Just really freaked out right now. I have had to make some very huge changes and part was letting go of some very toxic relationships. They were my parents and 3 out of 4 of my other siblings. Seriously can't handle the chaos and drama all the time, and they basically let me go on my way, because I don't fit in to their little group anymore. They are realizing my not drinking is not a phase but a reality to me and so they let myself and my children go on our merry ways, but this is typical and I am pretty much use to it, just feel bad for my kids and really want nothing to do with these family members at all. I know what I have now is far more awesome then I could ever imagine. Everyday sober with my boys is a blessing for me and am so proud of the young men they are becoming. I am use to my parents choosing their chaotic life over me but it really hurts to see the disappointment in my kids faces. Anyway sobriety is hard but am learning so much about my self and about other people just learning how to deal with it or maybe I shouldn't cause it is their problem?Hope everyone is well!Take care,Laura
Hi Everyone, still here. Just kind of stressed right now and I hate to bring negative thoughts to the party!!! I feel like if I stay positive and turn things over it will get better, I know it will. Right now I am struggling a little. I am having a hard time feeling connected in my new AA area. I do read all the time though, so keep on writing and commenting everyone!!!
Still here too and finding it so helpful. I drank a few days ago and I feel very disheartened about being able to get sober once and for all. This blog inspires me and gives me hope that I can eventually do it too!
I'm still reading pretty regularly, Emily. You don't know how much you've helped me!
Hey! I am here too. Day 45 I believe and having a pretty easy time so far.I would love to see the format of your blog more interactive and I think you would see more posts that way. I don't know how blogs work but I would love to see a bulletin board where anyone could post and we can see different topics and read and reply to topics that interest us. That way, if we want to discuss a topic that Emily didn't bring up, we are free to do so and there may be more interaction that way. Emily - do you know how that works? Is it something you could implement? Just a suggestion. I know there are plenty of readers here but we aren't always posting since we have to wait for a topic and then keep checking back and we don't always have comments on every topic.Anyway, I appreciate the blog and enjoy checking in from time to time. Keep up the good work!
Emily, I'm still reading and you are very encouraging. I so wish I could get to where you all -Sober. But just can't seem to win. I'm seriously thinking of trying antabuse. Has anyone here tried this? rose
I'm still here, still struggling, still trying. I read the blog daily, but often find that I have nothing helpful to post. I hope everyone is doing well.
@ Anonymous I tried antabuse and it was great while i was on it but its only temporary. Talk to a medical provider or a counselor of some kind because there are some health risk but it can give you that extra boost. I did relapse a month after taking it so its not a miracle pill or at least it wasn't for me but it helped me put a few months together when i couldn't put a day together. Good luck its worth it. Jon