do you believe in signs

from me:

heading away this weekend for my regular 24-hours-in-a-hotel-without-my-husband… and without my computer 🙂 I wasn’t able to take this mini-break in november and december because of health stuff, so i’m soooo really looking forward to leaving tomorrow. I’m a person who can work hard, be dedicated, put my head down and get it done … but only if i know there’s a treat coming. sometimes the treat is a bath and a cup of tea. sometimes the treat is a hotel room with bad tv, a long sleep, a sunday farmer’s market, and a long run …

from my inbox:

Phoebe (day 20): “So, I’ve been drinking for 42 years. Seriously, no exaggeration. I look back on my life and I can count on one hand the number of times I went 18 days without alcohol. So what is different now? It’s a new year and I am going to make changes (like every other year).

Do you believe in signs? I sat down at my desk one evening after a few days sober and just thought to myself, “I am sick and tired of thinking about drinking.” So, for no real reason I just googled my thoughts and your blog popped up. I had no idea there were so many blogs about being sober.  I named my anonymous gmail with something irish, and left my pledge on your site and went to bed.

The next day I received your acknowledgement and kind words. I got up from my desk, walked across the room and noticed a shamrock plant that I had brought in at the end of summer; I had sheared it all the way down to the soil. Would you believe there was one lonely shamrock shoot that sprouted and bloomed in that pot? I don’t know if I believe in signs, but it seems they are showing up all around me. At least I think they are and that seems to be helping me in some sort of way. Perhaps it is seeing the world through sober eyes.

Thanks for your help, thanks for your kind words, and thanks for cheering me on. I have another day sober!”

me:  yes, I do believe in signs. there are probably lots of signs around us all the time that we just don’t notice 🙂 getting sober means we see more … new sober eyes!

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Annie2 (day 88): “I just had this picture … all of us on this journey in our own corners of the world, strong and capable, becoming who we are really meant to be without the wet blanket of alcohol.”

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SoberGal (day 20): “The best part of this class is how REAL the transition from being a drinker to a non-drinker is described. Although everyone experiences different challenges, Belle does not sugar coat things and I appreciated that so much. Becoming sober takes planning, dedication and patience.”

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Happy Day 50 to Miss Jane!

Happy Day 50 to Tammie!

Happy Day 50 to Jeffrey B!

Happy Day 50 to Jz!

Happy Day 50 to The Face!

Happy Day 50 to Wanting to be a Sober Mom!

Happy Day 100 to Erin Elisabeth!

Happy Day 180 to Sharon!

Happy Day 180 to Jennifer!

Happy Day 200 to ErinUp!

 

Belle

I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I’m tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

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