Thank you, Karen and Leslie and Rose ...
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|Mon, 03-17-2003 - 10:37pm|
Thank you, Karen and Leslie and Rose and Shilah...
Just doing some catching up with the board…I’m glad to read that nothing is changing in the scheme of things.
In one of the first messages I posted here, I said that I thought I needed to quit drinking but I was concerned about what I would do to fill my time – how would I replace drinking?
Now, my question seems smaller every day. But at the time I first asked it, my question was a primary issue for me. I could not imagine how any adult could be enjoying life without drinking. I have had to change my thought process. In the last month or so I have become more of a “day” person than a “late night” person. This has been a difficult transition, and I am still not fully adjusted.
I have asked you for suggestions on what to do instead of drinking and on how to handle life, day in and out, without the mood-altering effects of alcohol. Hearing how you spend your time, and knowing that you check this board often and cover it throughout the day has been a saving factor in my life.
On Saturday March 1, I would have had my martinis and driven to my Mom’s birthday party, drunk, if you had not been here. You gave me practical advice and you even made me laugh. I did not drive drunk, and I was sober when I faced my Mom; and I can tell you with 100% certainty that I would have gone for the gin bottle if not for your quick responses here.
I read the daily thoughts and I enjoy learning how you spend your time. I appreciate that Karen holds us accountable by checking on us.
My life is on a new course, and right now everyone here, particularly Leslie and Karen and Rose, are the primary reason. I am visiting AA on occasion. So far, I think AA is great but I am reluctant to subscribe to all of it and I can be shy and lazy about showing up for the meetings. Right now, the Alcohol Problems board and my sister are my biggest sources of support.
Please don’t change a thing. I hope I can grow up enough to someday give someone else the support that you give me.
..Shi...I believe in the Bible, too, and having a conviction that God wants me to stop all the drinking is what first led me here.