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I'm six months sober today...

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    kylesandersonposted 3 years ago

    ... and I thought you all should know it.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats! and good luck for the future smile

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I add my  congratulations and support-- keep us posted.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You the man! Though I know AA would tell you to be increasingly humble so as to remain so... but still, good on you. God bless.

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      savvydatingposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! This is awesome news. I'm thrilled for you. I imagine you'll have some challenges ahead, but by now you've got a good grip on how to handle them. Yea!

    4. sparkster profile image93
      sparksterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      A significant milestone. Congratulations!

    5. loveofnight profile image79
      loveofnightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      This reminds me of a kids story called "The Little Engine That Could". All of the other bigger engines saw this little engine as someone who could not handle the job ahead. But when the little engine was placed in the position to deliver the goods because the other engines were not capable The Little Engine took his load and started pulling it up the hill. He doubted himself and as he pulled he kept saying I think I can, I think I can, Until it turned to I know I can, I know I can and in the end he delivered the goods and all of the other bigger engines who doubted him had to give him his props. I don't know you but I am proud of you, this is truly a milestone. Keep reaching for the stars.

      1. JG11Bravo profile image92
        JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I have to throw my congratulations in the ring as well.  Six months is the hardest milestone to hit, in my experience.  I'm working on five years sober now, and I remember not long after the six month mark noticing just how much healthier I felt, so hopefully you'll have that to look forward to!

        Seriously, well-done.  If you need ANY support, don't hesitate to ask.

        1. Faith Reaper profile image87
          Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Congrats to you too dear JG11Bravo!!!  That is awesome as well.  One day at a time.  So wonderful to offer support if needed ... as that is how it works.  Bless you

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          kylesandersonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Wow, five years. That's very impressive. It's so very difficult. Did you have the difficulties with things like eating at restaurants? I couldn't even enjoy my food as much.

          1. JG11Bravo profile image92
            JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I did at first, that's for sure.  For the first few months I didn't set foot in any place that served alcohol if I could avoid it, which put a major dent in my dining options, but it does get better.  For me at least, it got to the point where I just stopped thinking about it altogether.

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              kylesandersonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Excellent. That's good to know. Thanks.

              1. JG11Bravo profile image92
                JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                No problem at all, I'm more than happy to help in any way I can.

    6. Earl Noah Bernsby profile image86
      Earl Noah Bernsbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      One day at a time, brother. wink

    7. Jason Marovich profile image88
      Jason Marovichposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      When your emotional highs get too high and your emotional lows get too low, remember:  You don't have to pick up, no matter what.  The wonderful thing about our emotions is that they have a tendency to correct themselves over time.  What seems overwhelming today will probably seem less so tomorrow.

      Oh, yes.  Congratulations!

    8. erinshelby profile image82
      erinshelbyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Enjoy this day. Good for you.

    9. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations to you!  What you accomplished took a great deal of courage.  You are a hero and will accomplish even greater things in your life.

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      galleryofgraceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations. You have an awesome  future ahead. There are thousands that are proud of you for your hard work.

    11. prospectboy profile image91
      prospectboyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! You should definitely be proud of yourself.

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    kylesandersonposted 3 years ago

    Hey thanks!

  3. Faith Reaper profile image87
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    Kyle, that makes my heart so full of happiness and hope for you.  My son, who is only 25, has been sober six years, right before his three children were born.  He is a wonderful dad.  Thank you for sharing your wonderful news with us!  God bless you.  Faith Reaper

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      kylesandersonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Ah! I'm 25, haha!

    2. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      haha ... I just realized that you even look like him, especially wearing your glasses and he has just started to grow facial hair too.  Oh, his middle name is Kyle!  He also rights poetry too and paints.  Congrats again and many more ... as they say ... one day at a time!  Hugs

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        kylesandersonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds like an exceptional guy smile. Thanks.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image83
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Keep it up. I will bet that the world looks quite a bit better.

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      kylesandersonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes. It certainly is significantly more clear.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Good answer.

      2. The Examiner-1 profile image83
        The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That is great. Just think to yourself, "I will see a little more clear each day".

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    Panda1967posted 3 years ago

    That is awesome. Keep up the good job. If you need to talk put it out there and we will help you.

  6. Gail Meyers profile image61
    Gail Meyersposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations!

  7. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations! One day at a time as you reach many more milestones.

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    Cgenaeaposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! smile

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    kylesandersonposted 3 years ago

    Wow. Thanks everyone. How kind everyone is on HPs.

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    kschimmelposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful milestone with us! Stay on track--it is worth the effort for you and for those who love you.  Great job!

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    schoolmarm76posted 3 years ago

    Congrats, One day at a time.  Lots of support even when you think you don't need it.

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    Debhsmomof4posted 3 years ago

    That's great! Congratulations!!!

  13. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    Many hugs and congratulations to you, Kyle. This is not an easy thing to accomplish and are doing great ! You have my support and friendship.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations, Kyle, and all the best wishes for continued growth as you reclaim your beautiful self!

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    IDONOposted 3 years ago

    Congrats, Kyle.  I'm very close to hitting the 3 year mark, and many are right. It does get easier. We just can't forget that no matter how long we are sober that we are still only one drink away. Everyday I look at myself as the new guy in sobriety. This keeps me grounded and doesn't allow me to become complacent about what I need to do to continue a sober life. 6 months is a lot of "one day at a times". And that's how it will continue; one day at a time.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      And congratulations to you too, IDONO!

      smile

  16. Mahir Maric profile image60
    Mahir Maricposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations on that and keep going on the journey to the dreams of your life

  17. musclequest profile image77
    musclequestposted 3 years ago

    Your 6 months in control of you life . Awesome job.

 
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