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Thirsty Still
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Round 3, Day 644: Still sober, still quiet, feeling full of life again
Last time I wrote I mentioned going through a low spell, and I wasn't up to keeping up with comments or really even keeping in touch at that point. But I was (and am) really grateful to people who stopped by and said hello. These days I'm doing much better....

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Round 3, Day 526: Quiet over here. Still sober though
I've gone quiet here on the blog, in part because I'm going through one of my depressions and this one is more sharp in the tooth than what I'm used to. I'm less sad and more angry than I've often been when I'm low, and that doesn't lend itself to social in...

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Round 3, Day 461: Sober solstice
I haven't been paying much attention to the fact that it's almost Christmas and, to the extent that I do holiday stuff, I will once again be doing it sober. That's a huge change from a few years back! Christmas 2012 I was drinking and worrying about it. (I ...

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Round 3, Day 416: New thoughts on never being "normal"
After writing to celebrate being one year sober again this time around, I've been quiet online. Just in case anyone follows and wonders whether that means I've fallen away from being sober, no worries. I'm here, and I'm sober! I'm not actually counting days...

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One year sober, second time around: belonging, healing
It's a week or so late for me to celebrate on the blog but I am here now and I'm celebrating anyway! Today is day 376 of the third round of committed sober living for me, which means it's 10 days past my second time reaching a full year sober. Today I want ...

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Round 3, day 362: Language, people, bodies
I think the biggest thing I'm learning as I find my way through sober living is how much I have let other people influence me. I mentioned this in my last post, and I've been thinking about it since then. One thing I need to learn as I head into another sob...

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Round 3, day 355: rambly post about NOT crashing headlong into crisis!
Hi blog world. Sorry I've been silent for such a long time. I've been in an odd patch, hunkered down thinking things through, and I seem to have needed to do that thinking away from talking with others. First, don't worry, I'm not drinking. I say that just ...

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Round 3, Day 302: Life, death, life
I left a few more weeks than intended between my last post and this post. But I'm still here, still sober. More and more, I'm settling into being sober as a source of strength for me. My mother died a little over a week ago. It wasn't unexpected. She had de...

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Round 3, day 259: Not just bobbing along anymore
Recently, this odd image has been flitting through my mind: a cork, bobbing along in the waves. It's insistent but fleeting, like a fragment of an old childhood memory you're not sure really ever happened, or a dream you had just before you woke up and now ...

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Round 3, Day 243: Finding my way back to joy
I quit drinking (again) eight months ago today. This is my third major stint of sober time, and I'm starting to realize how much I've changed. Recently I wrote that I have realized I've been going through a bit of a depression lately. I have a lot of uncert...
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