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by CJ
22 May 2021 12:26
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 14115
Views: 936846

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hello everyone I realised last night that it is 10 years since I last got drunk! Such is the normality to me these days of being sober, that I wasn't even aware of the anniversary. I was making plans and thought something was significant about the date! I really cannot believe how much better my lif...
by CJ
11 Oct 2020 09:05
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 14115
Views: 936846

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Hello everyone, Just popping in to say hello. I see a few familiar faces. Congratulations to those still on the road, it really is worth it. I have not drunk for nearly 10 years now, and feel good. I have lots of life changes ahead and am looking forward to them with bright eyes and excitement. What...
by CJ
22 Jul 2019 11:01
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5420
Views: 510643

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Congratulations Rachel xx
by CJ
25 May 2019 09:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM
Replies: 5020
Views: 512895

Re: KEEPING IN TOUCH ON THE FORUM

Hi People, I hope a few of you remember me. I was quite active on this site a few years ago, but only occasionally look in nowadays. Nicky I remember you. :\: Hard to give advice really- but I found as sobriety became more normal to me, I just started to log in to BE less and less. Perhaps just have...
by CJ
19 Dec 2018 21:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Joke Page
Replies: 2372
Views: 255202

Re: The Joke Page

This is silly but made me giggle:
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by CJ
22 Sep 2018 19:34
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Joke Page
Replies: 2372
Views: 255202

Re: The Joke Page

It takes 2 flies to screw in a light bulb.
No one know how they get in there.



I'll get my coat
by CJ
22 Sep 2018 19:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12861
Views: 1147438

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hello I haven't been on this site for a long time. Big shout out to all those I know. I'm 7 and a half years sober now. Well and happy. Just wanted to share this post from a lady who remarkably (considering her insight) is only 3 months alcohol free). I just love the idea that we can blame the booze...
by CJ
16 Mar 2018 16:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Book Club
Replies: 1882
Views: 171603

Re: The Book Club

Ha ha! That could be me - I often find it hard to put down a book and end up reading far too late at night.
That slightly jaded feeling is a hundred times better than a hangover though!

My recommendation A Man Called Ove by Frederick Bachman.
by CJ
16 Mar 2018 16:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking
Replies: 2693
Views: 223766

Re: Positive Things I Notice/Achieve When Not Drinking

I don't feel so uncomfortable with people anymore. I'm shy still, but not awkward. Where I used to feel ill at ease without a drink, I am now often the person putting others at ease.
It's a good feeling.
by CJ
16 Mar 2018 16:41
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Joke Page
Replies: 2372
Views: 255202

Re: The Joke Page

:lol2:
Naughty little newt wrote:I was just reading an article there in the paper about the '27 club', pop stars that have died at the age of 27, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Housewine to name just a few.


I was wondering, does anyone know how old Justin Bieber is? :?
:lol2:
by CJ
06 Feb 2018 22:21
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Joke Page
Replies: 2372
Views: 255202

Re: The Joke Page

From the diary of a Pre-School Teacher: My five-year old students are learning to read. Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said, "Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!" I took a deep breath, then asked..."What did you call it?" "It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the...
by CJ
02 Feb 2018 10:20
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12861
Views: 1147438

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Sandy Not my book, honest! These were close family ago knew me well. I suppose, really, I was feeling angry that I was being excluded, but angry at myself that I FELT powerless to say anything. Never want to be a killjoy! I realise now that i wasnt powerless and that i do have every right to make...
by CJ
02 Feb 2018 10:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5420
Views: 510643

Re: NOTICE BOARD

I happened across this site by accident many years ago when I had a hangover from hell.
It changed my life. I really mean it. Thank you.
by CJ
02 Feb 2018 09:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Book Club
Replies: 1882
Views: 171603

Re: The Book Club

Hi CJ, I started reading this book last night (Unexpected Joy ...) and couldn't put it down. She's incredibly honest, doesn't hold back. I've just reached the point where she's reached her 'enough' point. I'd recommend it as a really good read to help you stay on track. Sue x Wonderful book. Actual...
by CJ
02 Feb 2018 09:21
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12861
Views: 1147438

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi everyone, Forgive me for jumping in here, I haven't read any recent posts so I'm sorry if this seems out of context in any way. I haven't posted much recently and just felt I had to share something- a book I read recently. To put things into context - I am nearly 7 years sober and extremely happy...
by CJ
02 Feb 2018 08:03
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Joke Page
Replies: 2372
Views: 255202

Re: The Joke Page

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by CJ
29 Jan 2018 08:04
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Just LINKS
Replies: 281
Views: 58330

Re: Just LINKS

Bump
by CJ
29 Jan 2018 08:03
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Ideas / Improvements / Requests for the Forum
Replies: 2308
Views: 278476

Re: Ideas / Improvements / Requests for the Forum

There is a thread I remeber called "just links that would seem appropriate. I will bump it up.
by CJ
23 Jan 2018 08:23
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Book Club
Replies: 1882
Views: 171603

Re: The Book Club

Has anyone read this? It looks good.

http://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/well ... oys-sober/
by CJ
09 Dec 2017 20:25
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone
Replies: 14115
Views: 936846

Re: Beyond the 1 Year Milestone

Congratulations Jo x