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One year later
Jan 10, 2006
Hi gang.

Wanted to stop in and say hello. It will be one year on Jan. 15th that I put down the norco and went to my first meeting. Things are going very well for me right now. I can't say i was clean every single day this passed year, but jeez from where I was then to where I am now is remarkable. I had a brief couple of slips and pulled myself back very quickly. Recovery is such a gradual process. It really took me this long to get used to living sober, and dealing with managing my life, my finances, etc. I'm coming to a time where I'm starting to think about the future, setting goals, etc. It's very scary, but exciting at the same time. I still feel so new at this and I know I'm still in "early recovery" so I never get complacent...my recovery is still the most important thing to me now and I am still now just learning how to manage my life in a healthy productive way.

I wanted to let anyone who is just starting the road to recovery to know that things will improve even though it seems really hard right now. Again, I can't stress enough how gradual a process it is...it's two steps forward one step back, and as time goes on the length of time of the forward steps start to outweigh the backwards...err ok that was a tongue twister, but I hope you understand :jester:

I did reply to TwinnLynn and others recently on a thread i started that was removed, so I'd like to once again say a big hello to everyone who listened and supported me in those early scary days :wave:

Kind regards to all.

Mike
Re: One year later
Jan 11, 2006
[QUOTE=Mike_NY]Hi gang.

Wanted to stop in and say hello. It will be one year on Jan. 15th that I put down the norco and went to my first meeting. Things are going very well for me right now. I can't say i was clean every single day this passed year, but jeez from where I was then to where I am now is remarkable. I had a brief couple of slips and pulled myself back very quickly. Recovery is such a gradual process. It really took me this long to get used to living sober, and dealing with managing my life, my finances, etc. I'm coming to a time where I'm starting to think about the future, setting goals, etc. It's very scary, but exciting at the same time. I still feel so new at this and I know I'm still in "early recovery" so I never get complacent...my recovery is still the most important thing to me now and I am still now just learning how to manage my life in a healthy productive way.

I wanted to let anyone who is just starting the road to recovery to know that things will improve even though it seems really hard right now. Again, I can't stress enough how gradual a process it is...it's two steps forward one step back, and as time goes on the length of time of the forward steps start to outweigh the backwards...err ok that was a tongue twister, but I hope you understand :jester:

I did reply to TwinnLynn and others recently on a thread i started that was removed, so I'd like to once again say a big hello to everyone who listened and supported me in those early scary days :wave:

Kind regards to all.

Mike[/QUOTE]



There is light at the end of the tunnel!! Thanks for sharing your success with us newbies!

b.y





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