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    3BoW - great to see you back, and sorry to hear about all that you have lost. You definitely cannot control whether, or how quickly, other people will come around as you rebuild and stay sober. Is there a way you can start your own business or otherwise pursue self-employment where you wouldn't have to rely on previous employers, at least to get a new track record established? I love that you are swimming in the sea every day - that would be wonderful to have nearby. One thing is for sure: you have to make protecting your quit your number one priority and it has to be for YOU - it can't be contingent on or crushed by the acceptance/rejection of others. It sounds like you're on that path.

    I am gripped by overwhelming sadness and despair this morning, and it's based on what I see unfolding at the local/state/federal level. I will not drink. I will need to be sober for what's coming, regardless of whether sound minds prevail. But I don't have a lot of extra mental energy right now.

    For everyone in the U.S., I want to give you a very dire warning from the front lines in Portland Oregon. We (our country) are marching rapidly toward fascism. If you don't know the signs and can't see them screaming all around you, please do some research and then vote like our entire country depends on it. Vote as early as you can, in person if possible but otherwise be sure to follow instructions to a "T" on your mail-in or absentee ballot. Because trust me, what's happening in Portland with the federal troops and the armed militias showing up to intimidate and terrorize will happen to you too. And then poof, we're done.

    Don't drink.

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    Hi, All:

    Wags, I woke up feeling sad and discouraged also. Part of it for me is that I don't really know what to do. I see elected officials tweeting about it and I want to scream THEN DO SOMETHING! We can vote, but what can they do now to help ensure our votes count. Stay safe up there and let us know if we can help. My mind isn't working very well these days either, and I sit and stare a lot at work this week.

    3BOW - take care of yourself. Maybe you can learn Spanish as a way to keep occupied? All I did for about a month or more is read here, post here, read sober blogs and memoirs, and feel alternately amazing and then scared and unsure. I love that quote you have from NS in your signature - she sure is a wise one.

    I know Mr. G has been touting daily yoga forever, but I jumped on the train 12 days ago and am not sorry. This is a 30 day challenge that is easy and can be modified for every level and I recommend it. Yoga has a way of cracking you open - I cry at the end of practice from time to time - but it is also helping me feel grounded and stronger. Sorry to be so slow on the uptake Mr. G but I'm here now!

    Happy SOBER Thursday, Nest. Give yourselves an extra hug today.

    Pav

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    Happy Un Hung Thursday everyone.

    Things are pretty good here in Canada but a lot of us are shocked and dismayed at what is going on south of the border. We have a saying here that when the U.S. sneezes Canada catches a cold so I hope things do not get to bad down there. I hope that love and sanity prevail somehow.
    Wags, thank you for that post. It is hard to really know what is going on in the U.S.

    3BOW, that must be difficult living in a place where you do not really speak the language. Maybe its a good time to learn the language..just a thought. You sound good, keep coming back. It is good you are staying away from the bar and the old drinking friends. They are not helpful to you at this point. Old drinking friends usually have a hard time understanding that you do not drink anymore. New routines are good at this point, good that you can swim- Just like our GMan.

    Pav, I like the daily yoga idea and the 30 day challenge. I do some stretching every morning and that helps me a lot.

    Don't drink today everyone.
    Narilly

    "Nothing in this World Can take the place of Persistence"
    "You can have the life you want OR you can Drink"

    AF April 12, 2014

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