Two Words

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Two Words
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Fri, 01-01-2010 - 12:36pm

(I posted this on another board, too)


Happy New Year to all the beautiful people I've met on this board!


Here's a question for everyone. As you leave 2009 behind, what one word would you use to describe the past year? And as you look forward to this coming year, what one word would you use to describe what you want to come from 2010?


My answers:


2009 - Transition...this was a huge year for me. I've been sober ever since 12/29/08 so it's been a miraculous journey as I transcend from one way of life (my self-led, shame-filled life) to this new way of living (where I'm beginning to finally connected with my Higher Power). The struggle to live in real life seems to be over.


2010 - Productive...I

**gentle hugs**

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Registered: 11-07-2008
In reply to: opal45
Thu, 01-07-2010 - 11:35pm

2009- one word would be SURVIVAL.

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Registered: 11-07-2008
In reply to: opal45
Thu, 01-07-2010 - 10:54pm

Oh hun... plz forgive me, I didn't know your lost your little girl.

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Registered: 09-23-2004
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Wed, 01-06-2010 - 1:10am

2009- Frustrating. I've been out of work since last May, haven't been able to find even part time work. I can't get my own life started because everything is dependent on money I don't have.


2010- Unsure. I'm heading back to school - again but I don't know if it will do any good. Which is super annoying. I'm hoping for better economic times but I'm super leery of that.... Though on the plus side I'm off of the prescription pain meds. :)


Alisa


Alisa

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Registered: 04-18-2008
In reply to: opal45
Tue, 01-05-2010 - 5:35pm
Good question Gail.

 

 

 

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Registered: 04-18-2008
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Tue, 01-05-2010 - 5:20pm
Lucky my heart grieves for you.
 

 

 

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Registered: 07-13-2006
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Sun, 01-03-2010 - 11:22am
Thanks Gail and douzy.

LUCKY

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Sun, 01-03-2010 - 7:27am

Oh ((((Lucky)))) my dear friend. It breaks my heart knowing the pain you and your family are suffering. Please know I keep all of you in my prayers.

**gentle hugs**

Gail
**gentle hugs**

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Sun, 01-03-2010 - 7:23am

Hi again,


I was touched by your word for 2010 so

**gentle hugs**

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Registered: 01-29-2004
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Sat, 01-02-2010 - 9:49pm

Lucky,


My heart breaks for you. As a mother, I don't even want to imagine that kind of pain. Do know that you are stronger than you may believe and there are still reasons to create and live a beautiful and meaningful life even if it isn't like the one you had imagined. I truly am sorry.


As for the original post:


2009---Regression: I feel like I began to think and behave in ways that remind me of my turbulent twenties.


2010---Brave: I must stop living in fear and trust that I am able to live with love and not hate and anger.


Douzy

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Sat, 01-02-2010 - 5:29pm

2009--Grief:

LUCKY