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    Smile 9 Months

    Hi all! I’m checking in today to document my progress, update the status of my recovery, etc. I didn't know what to expect or how I would feel at this point in my recovery, but I am so glad I made the choice to turn the idea of maybe one day, into day one. It has been a bumpy rollercoaster ride, with lots of loops/ups/downs/turns, and it has all been worth it. As more time passes, I find myself feeling more and more like me; back to being the awesome wife and dog mom that I am, kicking *** and taking names at work, volunteering, and choosing to just enjoying life because life is short.

    Months – 9 | Days – 274 | Meetings attended – 521 | HOVs/CBAs/LBWs completed – too many to count
    Mooring Lines – Self-Care, SEN (sleep, exercise, nutrition), Meetings, Gratitude lists, Mindfulness, VACIs, Ta-Da lists, Volunteering, Laughter
    Favorite tool(s)– Hula hoop & Power of Choice – making a choice, accepting it and all that comes with it, embracing it and enjoying it. No matter what I choose (side B, ME, joy) I’ve come to learn that the P’s are key to my success - planning, practice, patience, persistence…

    Take care of your self-care, y’all!
    ChrisTLynne

    P.S. Sushi and sparkling cider for dinner to celebrate
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    Well done 👍 on your 274days, “Keep on keepin on”.
    The power of Choice!
    I used to have an addictive behavior,
    but I choose not to act that way anymore”


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    Exciting stuff ChrisTLynne!

    Hearty congratulations on those gifts to yourself and those around you
    What got me sober was trying to get sober. Often when I lapsed, picked up, drank, I FELT thoroughly beaten. I thought at that time "there is no hope for me" Yet, when I had recovered from that thought just a little, I thought "I'll have another go!" It was a few little sparks, rather than a flame, that got me here!

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