Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Life's little coincidences

I am still good friends with my two college roommates although we live in different states and haven't been in the same room in years. This weekend I explained to them why I had quit drinking (i.e. about my alcoholism). Turns out that one of them is also an alcoholic as well. I knew she had quit drinking too and suspected perhaps she had her issues but she confirmed them when I outed myself. We all used to party quite a bit back in college; it seems strange that two of us have stopped and the third hardly drinks much at all.

They were both amazingly supportive. My friend did not get sober through AA, but she knows I am in the program and if she ever needs an introduction, she knows who to call.

Today I am grateful for:

More than ten months of hangover free mornings

For old and good friends

That I am going to be on vacation at the beach next week

That my father, who started dialysis today, did well with his first session

For hot June weather and a nice cool backyard pool


Anonymous sober Chick said...

Oh wow your situations today are of no coincidence. Your paths were meant to cross and there is purpose for this experience.

Backyard pool, ohhhhh Fun!

10:28 PM  
Blogger kathym said...

Hope you are having a great sober week at the Cape. I haven't progressed to the point of discussing this with my friends but very well may with some of them on Tuesday when we get together for book club. Our hostess for the month plans to keep the margaritas flowing in honor of the fourth. I am preparing myself for this and hoping for the best.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

Over ten months! Wow! I haven't stopped by your blog for awhile -- how marvelous to browse your posts and see the blessings of recovery becoming facts of your life. Congratulations!

1:30 AM  
Blogger Alcoholic Brain said...

Ah, old friends. Most of mine are dead. Glad you are here.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Phyllis said...

Doesn't it make you feel great inside when you come clean like that with an old friend? And listen to you, saying she knows who to call for AA!! You have certainly come a long way, gal!! I'm proud of you!
P.S. I bartended this weekend for a friend's wedding! When I got home I got on my knees and thanked God for keeping me sober yet another day!!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Trudging said...

Almost 10 months is very, very cool

6:19 AM  
Anonymous Gigi said...

i've just read your entire blog. The reason I think I can relate to it so much is because of the amount of times you've picked yourself back up, and continue to pursue the sober life you want. I'm at a point in my life that I cannot imagine being sober for 10 months. I'm having trouble making it through today. And, at 28, I am happy to realize that I may need a change.
Blah, blah. The point, as I sit here w/my diet ginger ale & light cranberry juice (thank you so much for this little jewel), is that I find hope in your story. I find that not being perfect is part of this journey. And I can see that there is happiness in not drinking. Thanks for your blog, and I hope you keep writing. I think you're quite an inspiration.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Nael C. Robes said...

I know. I found a lot of people I used to drink with didn't drink 'normally' either. Birds of a feather.

12:45 PM  

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