Post by gwampa69 on Sept 9, 2015 13:03:01 GMT -5
Hey Everybody. I have been busy lately and have recently allowed my focus to slip on my recovery. That is not to say that I have drank or anything like that, but I have noticed my mood and approach beginning to migrate back towards the negative. That's not a safe place for a guy like me to travel. So I have decided to renew my commitment and share that announcement here with you all. While this has been happening, I found myself wandering the halls of the old place and wringing my hands over losing that resource. During this time, I have made some copies of some posts and threads that helped me a great deal over the last ~15 months or so. That was when it occurred to me that I should just pick up this thread where I left off and see where it leads me. It worked before so I will stick with what I know. Taking action has always been a big part of my recovery. The opposite being inaction which resulted in trouble. So my action, the things I need to do, my renewed commitment is this:
1) Always remember that drinking alcohol will only make things worse. Never better.
2) Always remember that I am not alone in this and never will be.
3) Always remember that I have come a long way
4) Always remember that while I have come a long way, my journey is not complete.
5) My sobriety must remain a priority.
6) My sobriety starts with the choices I make everyday.
7) Sobriety is about much more than not drinking alcohol. It is an APPROACH to life.
8) Remember that while my sobriety is mine and I pursue it for me, it allows me to be the person OTHERs need me to be as well.
9) Only I can make sure my last drink stays that way. No matter the situation, problem, celebration etc., alcohol is not an option for me. Nor does it have to be. I am just fine without it.
This is not meant to be an all inclusive, be all end all list. Its just a start for me. These are the things that I have focused on and learned about since the end of June 2014. But when things appear to get complicated, and the perceived drudgery of life gets to be a burden, it never hurts to boil things down to the simplest terms for simplicities sake. And taking a simple approach helps keep things in perspective, even when life tries like hell to do otherwise.