Page 260 of 262

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 28 Dec 2019 18:44
by Shadowlad
Brilliant horse picture lol !

Thank you Sally and chic dip :) <:)> <:)>

xx

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 29 Dec 2019 23:09
by Blifter
\:)/ Congratulations Nicky \:)/

Seven years, wonderful (::)

Best, Blifter

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 01:04
by shoshy
8 years sober for me now. Thank you so much to everyone who has ever contributed to this amazing site; every story and history helped me to shed my skin and move on. Thank you to Tobin too, the Charlie behind the scenes to the Forum Angels.
Take heart, all those struggling. It's a New Year; if not now, then when?
xxx

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 05:28
by fiz
Shoshy 8 years is fantastic, (::) well done. \:)/

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 06:26
by Topcat
shoshy wrote:
30 Dec 2019 01:04
8 years sober for me now.
Well done Shoshy - that's terrific \:)/ (::)

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 08:24
by Leslans
Wow Shoshy congratulations. Such a huge achievement <:)>

For those of you. Mountainhare, he is 12 months sober today. He isn’t on here anymore, well at least I don’t think he is, but I don’t think he could ever be forgotten!!!!!! Congratulations MH, a true inspiration and a 12 months truly worked hard for <:)>

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 08:26
by Topcat
Leslans wrote:
30 Dec 2019 08:24
For those of you. Mountainhare, he is 12 months sober today
Thanks for the update Leslans. Wonderful news. Well done MH if you're looking in ;)? \:)/ <:)>

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 09:29
by Lush4life
Many congratulations to Mountain hare, you're looking in.
One year sober today \:)/ <:)>

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 09:33
by Trojan
Congratulations to Shoshy and Mountainhare for your achievements \:)/ :D

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 09:53
by Spats
Congrats Mountain Hare (::) (::) (::)
Looking to follow in your footsteps next year ;)?

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 10:31
by Lush4life
Lush4life wrote:
30 Dec 2019 09:29
Many congratulations to Mountain hare, if you're looking in.
One year sober today \:)/ <:)>

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 10:37
by JohnC
Sorry I'm late with this but better late than never eh 🤣🤩😂

Congratulations to Nicky/Shadowlad and shoshy for your sober milestones

JC

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 11:20
by silvergirl
8 years is brilliant shoshy, well done! \:)/

Also mountainhare, top notch! \:)/ So good to hear. :D

:geek: sgx

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 11:32
by Sandy
Shoshy fantastic work -sobriety is a whole new world that keeps getting better isn't it?

has MH been in ? did I miss him??

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 13:42
by Lush4life
Sandy wrote:
30 Dec 2019 11:32
Shoshy fantastic work -sobriety is a whole new world that keeps getting better isn't it?

has MH been in ? did I miss him??
Don't think he has Sandy? but Leslans and myself are in contact with him outside the forum and it was Leslans that flagged up his sober year today.
Happy year, to one and all \:)/

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 13:42
by Lush4life
Lush4life wrote:
30 Dec 2019 13:42
Sandy wrote:
30 Dec 2019 11:32
Shoshy fantastic work -sobriety is a whole new world that keeps getting better isn't it?

has MH been in ? did I miss him??
Don't think he has Sandy? but Leslans and myself are in contact with him outside the forum and it was Leslans that flagged up his sober year today.
Happy new year, to one and all \:)/

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 18:46
by SoberBoots
shoshy wrote:
30 Dec 2019 01:04
8 years sober for me now. Thank you so much to everyone who has ever contributed to this amazing site; every story and history helped me to shed my skin and move on. Thank you to Tobin too, the Charlie behind the scenes to the Forum Angels.
Take heart, all those struggling. It's a New Year; if not now, then when?
xxx
Awesome, congratulations!

Also to Mountain Hare of looking in.

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 30 Dec 2019 22:15
by shoshy
Thank you so much everyone for your kind congratulations, it means a lot to me. I hope you are all going fantastically well too. It totally is a new world when you shed the old and worn skin. I hope Mountainhare is OK with this; we corresponded a couple of months ago, and he is doing amazingly, bless him. And off on more bike adventures too, another new life thanks to shedding the old skin.

Looking back, I think the thing that worked best for me was tough love (to myself). Yes, being understanding as to why I was in the trouble I was in, alcohol wise, but also telling myself to find a way out *or else*; ie a good threaten! Much as we would do if we were our own children; sympathise with the pain but take that damn bottle away and no more excuses, ie a very good dose of strong anger tempered with the understanding...but that might just be me! There would have been no progress for me if I stopped at sympathy; there had to be anger and frustration overtaking it in the end, with my mantra of "no, just *no*".

Blessings to you all going into this new year, may it be a joyous one with peace and happiness.

Shoshy xxx

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 31 Dec 2019 08:32
by Blifter
Very well done Shoshy, to see someone reach 8 years sober and be thriving on it is fantastic and i hope is a real boost for everyone reading your post.

I like what you have posted about anger at yourself, i think i went through the same thing but left it far longer than i should have (becoming desperately ill) for my anger and desire to be well to get the better of my self pity and my ‘why me?’ and ‘why shouldn’t i, i’m not harming anyone but myself (not true at all!)’ attitude.

Sometimes that anger may be the only trigger to get better, when the bargaining and reasoning with ourselves has failed; (in my case, many times over many years) and it should be embraced and harnessed - you have shown what can be done \:)/

Also, huge Congratulations to Mountainhare - that year milestone is hard earned and i well remember his posts on here highlighting the highs and lows of his journey. It is lovely to read that things are going so well.

Best, Blifter

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Posted: 31 Dec 2019 10:13
by Mooths
Mountainhare! I remember him so fondly from five years ago. Brilliant news.

I too am 1 year sober today. (w)