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by Squawking Hawk
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Just feeling frustrated today....any suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2247

Re: Just feeling frustrated today....any suggestions?

Scuse me for sharing twice so close to my first post (that I edited for grammar). I forgot to say that I took group level service commitments when I started going to meetings in and near my new town; making coffee, chairing meetings, treasurer, going on speaking commitments (for the group where that...
by Squawking Hawk
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Just feeling frustrated today....any suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2247

Re: Just feeling frustrated today....any suggestions?

Thank-you, Marine, for the topic. I have long-term sobriety. My spouse and I moved to a new town several years ago when I had double-digit sobriety. I too encountered the AA cliques, especially among women. No, I am not one who can insinuate myself into cliques, but I respect those of you who can do...
by Squawking Hawk
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: my question for today
Replies: 21
Views: 3698

Re: my question for today

I am hoping that some of you who are atheist/agnostic will chime in here.

Hawk
by Squawking Hawk
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Looking to chat to other women who've suffered trauma
Replies: 17
Views: 9109

Re: Looking to chat to other women who've suffered trauma

I forgot that I posted earlier on this same thread, so I have deleted what I wrote here. Sorry everybody. Penelope, I am still glad that you are here and hope to read more from you.

Hawk
by Squawking Hawk
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Service
Topic: Outgoing & Incoming forum Trusted Servants
Replies: 175
Views: 131780

Re: Outgoing & Incoming forum Trusted Servants

I was glad to be of service here and doing so helped me to stay sober. :D Hugz back to all. And I'll see y'all around.

Hawk
by Squawking Hawk
Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I've died a hundred times...
Replies: 10
Views: 1886

Re: I've died a hundred times...

Hello HelloDarkness, When put the plug in the jug for the last time, I remember that my emotions were all over the place. Yet, there were much emotions that I could not put into words, at least at first. I got sober in the days before online AA, but I did use the telephone a lot, using the numbers t...
by Squawking Hawk
Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 12
Replies: 64
Views: 19603

Re: Step 12

Thanks for the reply Tosh, you articulated what I was thinking much better than I could have. A double thumbs up from me, Hawk In the face of the fact that we know that working the steps would most likely ( given the evidence based success rate) have kept these folk sober, can someone tell me what w...
by Squawking Hawk
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 12
Replies: 64
Views: 19603

Re: Step 12

I am not here to argue or debate, I am not going to change anyone's mind. I don't always engage in the friendly arguments we have here on the forums, because it is not a mode that I am real comfortable with. Yet, I want to share. That is all, just to share. I believe we have a program of working the...
by Squawking Hawk
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I've relapsed
Replies: 14
Views: 2432

Re: I've relapsed

Welcome Dave, I was terrified when I first began to go to A.A. meetings many years ago when I got sober. I was a little less scared when I went to an A.A. meeting, so I kept going. At some point in my first few days, I got a Big Book and began reading it. While I admit that it take me several months...
by Squawking Hawk
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Avatar Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Re: Avatar Help

My avatar is hawk. I had a picture of a Hawk and had to reduce its size using iphoto on my mac to the allowed size for the forums. Don't have a clue where other folk have gotten there avatars. Some are photos and some are from ???

Hawk
by Squawking Hawk
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Drank 2/3rds of my life..sober 5 days
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

Re: Drank 2/3rds of my life..sober 5 days

Welcome kmq, glad you are here. Going to A.A. really turned my life around. Keep sharing here and let us know how you are making out.

Hawk
by Squawking Hawk
Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: sobriety now feels like a problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: sobriety now feels like a problem

Hello Redsky, I am glad you are here. I was fortunate in that my family were either supportive of my not drinking or my not drinking made no difference to them. I also lived in another State than all of my family, so times for visiting were infrequent. Anyway, but I did experience that there were so...
by Squawking Hawk
Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Y.E.T.s
Replies: 15
Views: 3814

Re: Y.E.T.s

I remember one of my early A.A. buddies, Linda. Linda had a few more years then I and had no car. So, I took her around to meetings. She was my sponsor a couple of years later, but then passed due to cancer. I think of her a lot. When I came in, and am fortunate to have continuous sobriety, I had no...
by Squawking Hawk
Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unable to go to meetings!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 5019

Re: Unable to go to meetings!!!!

mball,

So glad to read you here. I agree with Ann, two years is awesome! Please keep sharing her and let us know how you are doing.

Hawk
by Squawking Hawk
Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unable to go to meetings!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 5019

Re: Unable to go to meetings!!!!

Hawk one of your moderators weighing in. Let's play nicely folk. A reminder that we in A.A. are not physicians. Some of us have needed outside help from professionals in addition to our A.A. program. Let's please curb judgements on another's A.A. program.

Hawk