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I totally forgot to post on my sobriety anniversary, birthday, whatever you prefer to call it. On October 22, I hit 7 years of sobriety.

I've now been sober longer than I drank. The time from when I started drinking to when I got sober was 6 1/2 years. So my life is now centered on this whole concept of "not drinking". And boy, my life is nothing like I thought it would be. It is much better than I ever imagined it could be.

What did I do to stay sober? One day at a time, definitely. Realizing that a drink only makes things worse. And of course, I get my dose of AA meetings, I talk to my sponsor frequently, I am a sponsor to someone, and try to turn my life over to God (of course I fight this, but usually I give in and turn it over!!).

People are worried about their jobs and stuff here at work. They are surprised at the fact that I'm not worried (at least that's what they see, of course I'm concerned but that's only human). Basically what I've learned is that I'm taken care of. No matter what happens, everything works out, so worrying about it doesn't do me much good. I just do my best to trust God and leave it up to him! He's been around a lot longer than me, He probably knows what's best for me, eh? Fear is something we make a choice to buy into. But I don't HAVE to be fearful (I can choose to).

It's great to be sober.


P.S. some of my favorites:
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