Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Sober Anniversary To Me!!

It's been a year. Thank GOD it's over! Too much pressure. Now I can go on living this wonderful life. And I can now raise my hand proudly when asked at meetings "Everyone who is sober for more than a year, raise your hand." Picking up chips every three months is great, but towards the end, I just wanted that damned blue chip! hehehehe

Anyway, I was thinking, last night, about what has changed in a year. Here goes:

1. My stomach doesn't feel like I've been drinking acid.

2. My brain doesn't feel like it's filled with muck.

3. I don't have to avoid phone calls from bill collectors (cos there aren't any)

4. People respect me and my opinion cos it's not angry or pitiful.

5. I'm sooo back in school, baby! Did I tell you I got my certificate for being on the Dean's List? So sweet!

6. Interning at a rehab and helping people who are where I was before is so very rewarding. I finally know what I want to be when I grow up (if that ever happens!)

7. I love being absolutely exhausted from being too busy with all that I do and not cos of yet another hangover.

8. I have friends who actually care about me, and that I care about, now. I didn't before. I can see the difference.

9. God (of my understanding) is with me in every breath I take and everything I do. I feel His love always and find comfort with that. One of the greatest things I learned in the rooms is that He always loves me and wants only the best for me. :o)

10. After all of the graces that I've received in the last 365 days (who's counting?), I KNOW anything is possible cos I've seen it! It's not just a saying.
I wish I had written down all of the things that have happened in the last year, cos every day something, whether large or small, has hammered that phrase home to me. Whether it's getting into school or, when I had no idea whatsoever how I was gonna pay the rent and then, just enough but not more, it's come to me, weird things just keep happening!

Case in point, I was backed up with school work this weekend so I called out of work. Worried about how I was gonna pay the rent, I get this email saying I didn't file my state taxes yet. I completely forgot! Anyway, I'm getting back $20 more than what I need to pay the rent. Freaky, I tells ya!

Anyway, I'm gonna go get ready for the festivities. The ex is taking me out for some dead cow's prime rib. mmmmmm for now. When I, eventually, go vegetarian, I'll rail against such statements. But, for now, it's my damned anniversary and I want to harden my arteries, so tough patooties. :o) Then I get to pick up that aforementioned blue chip with all of my AA buddies cheering me on. God is truely Great!


Syd said...

Good for you. Many congratulations. It sounds as if you are enjoying a real life.

J-Online said...

Congratulations! You sound great. Enjoy your big day!

Lou said...

I'm late (story of my life), but just wanted to say "woohoo".

Ann said...

Congrats - enjoy this day!!!!!
Gratitude is the answer!!

An Irish Friend of Bill said...


well done :)