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by maurits
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I’m getting so much more out of AA than just not drinking.
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: I’m getting so much more out of AA than just not drinking.

My sponsor said it would be great for me to share as I have a lot to offer but I just can’t bring myself to do it. thank you all for sharing Many times I told my sponsor that although being a recovering alcoholic and willing to work the steps there is one thing I won't do. Sharing my personal story...
by maurits
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I Failed
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: I Failed

ebear wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 am

I cannot do this alone. I cannot. I have proven that beyond doubt, over and over and over.

I am not a loser. I am an alcoholic

same here
by maurits
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Anyone succeed after multiple failures?
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Anyone succeed after multiple failures?

I would love to hear from someone who had failed before and then been successful, just to know it’s possible. yes me yes it's possible in my case: through the spiritual program of AA through effective spiritual experiences step by step one day at a time often slowly but suddenly realizing that it d...
by maurits
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Frustrated
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Frustrated

What are strategies that you have used to kick start REALLY stopping drinking? I don't know what I will do tomorrow but today I won't pick up the first one just today I won't pick up the first one just on this day I do not pick up that first one today I go to an AA meeting gradually step by step da...
by maurits
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 7 years ago....today
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: 7 years ago....today

Hanna wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 pm

Life CAN be good, but it can also be glorious
yes indeed :-)

time flies...
by maurits
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Higher power
Replies: 15
Views: 633

Re: Higher power

Jordanmarie wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:07 pm

... going to my first live meeting...

hope you had a nice first meeting
by maurits
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: New country in year 1
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: New country in year 1

I am now going to like a meeting per week. I don’t know what to do. I message some folks Everyday but it’s feeling to be not enough. Dont suffer in silence in face to face meetings. You are not alone. yes i can relate sometimes it feels like that whatever I do, just not enough In those moments when...
by maurits
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: New country in year 1
Replies: 8
Views: 598

Re: New country in year 1

Keep putting yourself out there, and be honest with your struggles about making connections when you share in an AA meeting. indeed same here sometimes just being out there has helped me to feel less disconnected also allowing myself time to be out there regularly created opportunities to attract n...
by maurits
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Non Alcoholic Binging Experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Non Alcoholic Binging Experiences

interested in experiences of other recovering alcoholics in sobriety when indulging in an activity to excess

have been watching 6 seasons of a tv-series,
although I don't think I really enjoyed it, I had to watch all episodes, just didn't stop before I did
by maurits
Mon May 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Powerlessness
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Powerlessness

I knew from that moment that I had an alcoholic mind. I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots. yes indeed, I came to believe that relying solely on willpower and self-knowledge might not be effective for me in the long run. I came to believe that ...
by maurits
Mon May 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step One - Keep it Simple
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

Re: Step One - Keep it Simple

The phenomenon of craving. May be a manifestation of an allergy. An allergy that breaks out in craving after alcohol is consumed. So if an allergy why then do alcoholics just not drink? yes indeed, scratching worsens symptoms, and preventing things that worsen the condition is effective, While emot...
by maurits
Mon May 20, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Steps 8 & 9 Keep it Simple
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Steps 8 & 9 Keep it Simple

Wiganman wrote:
The main benefit I have had from these two steps is being able to walk down the street not worried who I may bump into.
yes indeed same here :-)
by maurits
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Non Drinking Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 6136

Re: Non Drinking Vacation

Tracy h wrote:
I know meetings exist where I'm going but it feels so much like the nervousness of attending my first meeting...
i still enjoy going to a meeting in another place,

i do experience some healthy excitement when i'm about to go to a "new" meeting,

it's nice
by maurits
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: How do you start?
Replies: 25
Views: 8943

Re: How do you start?

avaneesh912 wrote:
Today is my 9th year anniversary.
Congratulations!
by maurits
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Procrastination
Replies: 13
Views: 5504

Re: Procrastination

How did others out there overcome this character defect? Slowly, that side of me is disappearing in favour of being productive. oh yes, i can relate, struggled with procrastination since i was a teenager, this is certainly one of the most frustrating symptoms of my dysfunctional past, looking back,...