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by Troy M.
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Ahoy-hoy
Replies: 6
Views: 4407

Re: Ahoy-hoy

Welcome Sam!
by Troy M.
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

Re: New to forum

Welcome! I get some good from these boards. Sometimes I don't have a friend I can call or don't have time to get to a meetings, so e-aa can be a substitute. Good luck!
by Troy M.
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Janet1855
Replies: 4
Views: 3068

Re: Janet1855

Welcome Janet!
by Troy M.
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 20 months last Sunday!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4169

Re: 20 months last Sunday!!!

Congratulations!!
by Troy M.
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 21
Views: 9005

Re: New to the forum

Adam, welcome. Just go to that meeting tonight and listen. You might find someone you can relate to and who can talk to you one on one about alcoholism. Many of us here have gone through similar circumstances as you. I know what finally sent me into the rooms of AA was the soft ultimatum from my wif...
by Troy M.
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Merl here with 9 months
Replies: 6
Views: 4055

Re: Merl here with 9 months

Congratulations Merl! 9 months is huge!
by Troy M.
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 60 Days :)
Replies: 5
Views: 3101

Re: 60 Days :)

Wow! Congratulations!
by Troy M.
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Time Frame for Completion of the 12 Steps
Replies: 59
Views: 33089

Re: Time Frame for Completion

I didn't really start studying and working the steps until a gentleman caught me after a meeting before I could escape! That was about 1 month without drinking. We started meeting weekly over coffee and reading the BB and discussing what I thought it meant. I finished steps 1-3 in about 2 weeks, the...
by Troy M.
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Always disappointing my sponsor
Replies: 43
Views: 21142

Re: Always disappointing my sponsor

The first guy that started working with me told me to read the BB and start writing and call if I felt the urge to drink. We only talked at meetings and both realized that our work and life schedules just didn't match up to talk - various voice mails, texts, etc. We now are just friends and that is ...
by Troy M.
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I'm a Noob
Replies: 15
Views: 7573

Re: I'm a Noob

Hi Steve and welcome. I lost one teaching job due to my alcoholism, because drinking was more important than being a great teacher and taking care of the details and quit another teaching job before I could get fired for the same reasons. Since I started working the steps and living sober, I am a be...
by Troy M.
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Two Month
Replies: 12
Views: 7579

Re: Two Month

2 Months! Good job!! Think of how much you have grown in the past 2 months and it only gets better and more growthy from here! Keep doing what you are doing!!
by Troy M.
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sharing at meetings
Replies: 67
Views: 31821

Re: Sharing at meetings

Many times, even in some of the small meetings I attend, I pass by saying, "I think I would like to just listen today." Even in larger meetings, I will say the same thing, if I really have nothing to say. Sometimes I feel like I want to say something, but I don't get called on. I might stick around ...
by Troy M.
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: Chairing..
Replies: 9
Views: 6277

Re: Chairing..

I chaired my first meeting on Saturday morning. After all of the preliminary, opening meeting things (readings, announcements, sobriety time, etc) i realized that we only had about 45 minutes to "go off script". I shared a short passage from the BB and how and why I had been working on that and got ...
by Troy M.
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Five.
Replies: 18
Views: 8441

Re: Five.

Thanks for sharing Feeya! For me, step 5 was a huge experience that then seemed to unblock my heart and soul and everything is just flying. I've experienced a couple of temporary setbacks in growth since, but my spiritual trajectory is heading up. I think clearing out the debris of our past is so vi...
by Troy M.
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 5165

Re: New member

Hi Sherry! Welcome. Let us know if we can help.