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by KathyAnne
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Hello Everyone

Hello johnd good to read you very inspiring. I had hell of a day last week when my sister fell into a road & was taken to hosp by ambulance as they thought she'd broken her back, she's fine now nothing serious. Then that night we got a phone call at 11pm father in law had passed away (it was expecte...
by KathyAnne
Mon May 11, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 30 Years
Replies: 13
Views: 4263

Re: 30 Years

Wow thats great to read. For me I like to hear from these 'old timers' as its shows me that this stuff works for the very long term.
Congratulations on your recovery your a beacon of hope.
by KathyAnne
Sun May 10, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Stinking thinking
Replies: 22
Views: 7737

Re: Stinking thinking

I rang my sponser up once and said 'I hate to say this but I fancy a drink' I felt so guilty and ashamed but had to get it out and she said ' Of course you do your and Alcohlic' Oh ok yes of course i am. I've never forgotten that and it is normal that us Alkies will at times want or fancy a drink, b...
by KathyAnne
Sun May 10, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 4th Birthday
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

Re: 4th Birthday

Many Thanks everyone xx
by KathyAnne
Wed May 06, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: 4th Birthday
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

4th Birthday

Hi Everyone, just thought I'd post and say it's 4 years ago today I walked through the doors and I feel so very greatful to AA. These boards have played an important part in my recovery I may not log in or post but I do browse through and have written stuff down that I've found helpful so I don't fo...
by KathyAnne
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: New, Young, and Uncomfortable
Replies: 15
Views: 4034

Re: New, Young, and Uncomfortable

Hi and welcome well done for reaching out. That is something I found extremely difficult to do for a few months. When I first came in I too was just like you I just couldn't seem to connect to anyone and in my head I thought no one wanted to know me. I kept thinking they all hated me I was a waste o...
by KathyAnne
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hurt by my partner's inability to not drink after my relapse
Replies: 14
Views: 5905

Re: Hurt by my partner's inability to not drink after my rel

I was told bluntly that I can't drink and others can & it's my problem not theirs! That hurt but I took it on board I am powerless (step 1) over other people. I have to accept other people drinking I can't do a thing about it. Fortunately my husband only has one or two drinks a month and he would no...
by KathyAnne
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: new comer
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: new comer

I love those promises they gave me such hope in the first months and still do today.
Welcome Janibobs you've found a wealth of experience strength & hope on these boards so keep coming back!
by KathyAnne
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sposorship development
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re: Sposorship development

I found my sponser via AA phoneline I'd been sober for a few months and rang in one day very upset said I couldn't connect with anyone felt very alone and crying my head off. Fortunately for me she gave me her home number and we clicked and 3yrs down the road she's still my sponser but as has been s...
by KathyAnne
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 3
Replies: 13
Views: 9047

Re: Step 3

Really like your reply Tosh, it's plain and simple put like that. Wish I had it put that way to me I have struggled with a lot of the terminology in the BB and the way people put things across.
by KathyAnne
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I had trouble, Now I think I've fixed it.
Replies: 14
Views: 2375

Re: I had trouble, Now I think I've fixed it.

Having been sober for a while now I am now free to be me. I no longer feel the need to push myself to work hard to prove to myself and others I am worthy and what a relief that is. As it says in the promises "we cease fighting anyone or anything" This 12 step program has bought so much into my life,...
by KathyAnne
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Emotional Angst
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: Emotional Angst

As the promises say 'we will intuitively know how to handle situations that used to baffle us' I'm amazed sometimes by other peoples behaviour and I thought I was the only bad one! I have learnt not to react (sometimes) and to have compassion for others, they can't help it. Were the lucky ones we ha...
by KathyAnne
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Serentity tested.
Replies: 11
Views: 2046

Re: Serentity tested.

Well done on keeping your cool I think I would have had to leave. Not good recovery behaviour on their part is it!
I think some people after a long time get stuck in a rut and stay there, they don't realise their stuck. Just feel pity for them what a way to pass the message on, it's disgusting.
by KathyAnne
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: strategies for sharing at meetings
Replies: 26
Views: 20507

Re: strategies for sharing at meetings

Hi there I have suffererd with nerves a lot in meetings it's awful but it's me doing it to myself. I'm a sociable person and will talk to anybody but put me in a meeting and I clam up big time. I have even shared on how I feel and people came up afterwards and said they felt the same which was reass...
by KathyAnne
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I'm new/Hello
Replies: 15
Views: 2813

Re: I'm new/Hello

Hello captainbess, it's all very strange when you first go in, I remeber that feeling very well. I just went once a week couldn't beleive the stuff I was hearing I really identified with it. I was scared stiff and very shy and bit by bit I gradually started talking and opening up a little bit. It to...