After my last post I drank a couple times.  I picked up vodka and Kamora (I don’t even remember WHY) and drank 2 or 3 nights in a row.  After the last night of drinking, I dumped out the rest of my box of wine, the vodka and the Kamora.  I was DONE.  It wasn’t enjoyable when I drank and I woke up each day feeling like complete shit.  It’s now been 11 days since my last drink.  Yesterday was the 2nd full day of summer vacation.  I was super nervous about being off work, but so far it’s been good.  I’ve been setting goals each day and working on different self improvement activities.  It’s like my own little version of the show “Sober House”.  Haha, I think that’s funny.  But it’s true– I garden, meditate, exercise, sort junk in the basement, and go to meetings (as of yesterday).  NOT a bad summer, not a bad life.  I’m diggin’ it!  Here is my post on Cafe RE yesterday:

Hey guys! I am going to do something for the first time today and out of my comfort zone. I’m going to an AA meeting at noon. I’m nervous and excited. I really don’t know what to expect, and I hope the people there are nice. I’ll check in later this afternoon and let you know how it went. Wish me good luck, send good vibes please 🙂

And then after the meeting:

Thanks everyone, as always, for your kind words, support & encouragement. The meeting was great, better than I expected. Many people in attendance for it being on a weekday at noon. I sat at a women’s table & they were kind of standoffish at first. When they found out it was my first meeting ever they embraced me with open arms 🙂
I shared my story and held it together. Much growth since last summer when just thinking about going to a meeting sent me into hysterics (that before I knew anything about this recovery process). I heard many of the same value bombs I’ve heard on RE Podcast or FB page. It was so nice to connect with like ladies in real life 💜
Thanks again everyone, I probably would not have gone if I didn’t have the knowledge gained from this community. I will be going back soon 😊

#alcoholaddiction #recovery #addiction #alcoholic #12stepprogram #twelvesteps

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