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    7 years & 7 months, as I turn 52...

    Hello lovlies,

    I so hope you are all well,
    It's been a while, but life has had me busy.... And it's been a heck of a ride!

    I am sat here minutes away from my 52nd birthday and it's suddenly dawned on me, it is also 7 years and 7 months since I finally quit... Wow

    10 years ago, when my drinking was chaos, hitting 50 seemed way out of my reach. And anyhoo it was such a shite existence, what was there to look forward to? I was drinking myself to death....

    My rock bottom was bad, oh so bad, and it left me with only 2 choices. Drink and die or sober up and start living again.... I chose life and my sobriety is now my most precious gift.

    I am alive! My darling sobriety has seen me through my divorce and near bankruptcy, but we fought back and we are both still standing, and we are stronger than ever.

    My sobriety is my rock, my gem and my compass and my cork, as it keeps me afloat through these troubled times....

    If you are struggling right now, please look to the path that is well lit, the sobriety path. The dark path of booze will ambush you and take everything you have. There are only 2 forks in our path. I give thanks for every step I take in the light, when I finally found it!

    I hope right now there are a fewer struggles going on, as I know it can be a dark and lonely path with heavy steps, so I am sending such love xxx

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    Re: 7 years & 7 months, as I turn 52...

    Congrats Autumn on your achievement, sobriety is a wonderful gift that is so hard to achieve but so wonderful when we do it.

    today is 8 years for me and i have never been happier or prouder of what i have achieved. Nothing can take this away from me except for me and i am not going to let that happen.

    I was a keep drinking and die or stop and live and i am grateful i chose to live.
    AF free 1st December 2013 - 1st December 2021 - 8 years of no regrets from drinking alcohol

    Ava is a SHPFFFDU ! (Special, honest, practical, fantastic friend from downunder) - thank you NS

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    Re: 7 years & 7 months, as I turn 52...

    Congratulations, Autumn and Ava, on your similar and lengthy sobriety milestones! You are both so inspiring with how much you value and appreciate your sobriety all these years later, and through thick & thin. And you both have made it through divorces and come out stronger, which is also inspiring to me. I think itís true, Autumn; that at some point there are really only two forks in our road, and we have to choose. I want to stay on the AF path too! Thanks for the encouragement.
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