Introduce Myself

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Re: Introduce Myself

Postby Barry » Wed Sep 05, 2001 8:01 am

Dear Sue,<P>Welcome to the Forums!<P>And it's great to see you're enjoying sobriety. That first year can be a tough one, but what a gift we've been given, yes? The chance to feel alive again! <P>And yea, I couldn't have done it without AA, either... who would have thought?<P>We have a saying in Qingdao we've been using around here lately with someone else new to AA and sobriety:<P>"Your future's so bright--you have to wear shades!"<P>Barry C :cool:
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Re: Introduce Myself

Postby Arie P. » Wed Sep 05, 2001 5:11 pm

Hello Sue,<P>I too welcome you to the Forums. I liked very much to read that you are enjoying your sobriety. So am I.<P>Nowadays I have enough distance towards my past to see that due to the very nature of my disease I never had a chance. With my complete lack of skills, needed to deal with life on lifes terms, there was no way that I could ever put a decent day together.<P>That being understood I nowadays think that given the circumstances even then I did the very best I could. I really tried but all I did was run into the wrong direction.<P>In sobriety I still sometimes feel I'm doing two steps forward and three steps backward.<P>But hey, like my former sponsor used to say: "That's OK, because in that case you probably are going into the wrong direction anyway."<P>Greetz<BR>Arie :D
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Re: Introduce Myself

Postby Susan » Wed Sep 05, 2001 8:59 pm

Hi Sue ! Welcome to the forums. Yes, recovery is a whole new life, and a whole new world. Hope to hear more from you !<P><BR>Happy Trails ! :p
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Re: Introduce Myself

Postby Cyncindy » Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:08 am

Hi, welcome! I just found this forum, thank God I found AA years ago. I remember my first year, or I should say don't remember. People used to say the fog clears after the first year and I thought I was FINE. F..ed up, insecure, neurotic and emotional, I was!!! Hope to chat with you again sometime!
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