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Hi, new to here and new to AA

Postby MIM » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:22 pm

Hi I am MIM and alcoholic
It is 29 days since I wandered into an AA meeting in Bondi, and 29 days since my last drink. I have read quite a bit here and have appreciated some of the wisdom and humour shared here. So I thought I should introduce myself rather than keep lurking 8)
I am happy to be in the program and am currently "äddicted"" to all things AA so it was great to find this site

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Postby garden variety » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:59 pm

Well howdy MIM and welcome.

Looks like your from that big old "Outback" island sitting in the Pacific Ocean. Wow thats a long way to come for that good old "A & A" as we sometimes call it. So you got meetings out there too? How about telling us all a little about AA Outback style - greatly appreciate it. I'll make a comment up here at founders day for you which is next weekend if you like.

God bless and welcome
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Postby anniemac » Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:43 pm

Welcome Mim,

Congratulations on 29 days of sobriety!! Awesome stuff. I heard a woman speak at a meeting over the winter, from Australia. Actually she's American-born and raised but moved down there a couple of years ago. She loves the AA down there, so I trust that you're in good hands.

~ Anne
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Postby MIM » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:12 am

Hey thanks for the welcome

AA is good here in sydney - there are lots of meetings, I go down to Bondi most mornings where they have a dialy reflections meeting at 8 am, it is a nice way to start the day as our room overlooks the beach.
I also go to one BBS group, one steps group and one beginners group and a few Id meetings.

I am packing them in eh? most days I go to 2 meetings.

We had two visitors from the good ole US of A at a meeting yesterday one Lady from Florida who was something like 30 years sober and treating herself to a round the world tour on her retirement - she was an inspiration.

Yes it is founders day this Sunday in Australia and I am going down to an all day get together in Sutherland., south Sydney.

Thanks again for the welcome good to meet you garden variety and anniemac :D
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Postby Dallas » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:35 am

Hello MIM!!! Welcome to the site and to the forums!!!

Glad you're here!

I would congratulate you on your 29 days ... but, if my "figuring" is right... I'd rather congratulate you on your 30 days!!!! ( I'm trying to stay in the present! ) :lol:

Founder's Day in Austrailia!!!! I'll bet that's awesome! And, an experience I'm sure you'll not want to miss!

We will be celebrating Founder's Day in a few days!

72nd Anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous
Celebrate Founders' Day!
June 8, 9, 10, 2007
Akron Ohio

I remember when I had 29 days, and 30 days... and I wasn't very cheerful by then! :oops:

But, the cheerfulness and laughter and the happiness and joy and freedom and the new life that I experience was worth all the pain and misery that I had to experience to get from where I was -- to and where I am today!

It's very refreshing to know that you've got some good rock-solid AA nearby... and, that you are participating in your many opportunities for recovery!

Maybe... I should pack up my Big Book and my dogs and head for Australia!!! :lol: I love sober adventures!

Keep coming back, MIM! Make yourself right at home here with us! It's great to have you!

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My name is Anne, I'm an alcoholic

Postby musicmode » Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:12 am

Welcome a'board, MIM :)

Oh...ouch...I still remember my first month...was taught to never forget it either. Heck, girl...at a month, I was still 'drunk' I had so much lightening in me. At a month and a half, I got told by a guy who at that time had 17 years that: at least I was starting to look like I was gonna live, I wasn't a g'zillion shades of green and grey and yellow and yik...this guy is a 'biker' dude, to hear him say yik, and shiver the way he did when he said it...it set me back :shock: ...at a month and a half, there was a little flicker of an awakening at just how bad it really was, denial was beginning to be replaced by reality. Didn't know if I liked it or not...but I sure didn't want to go back there, and that's all I knew for sure...at least I knew this much, my name was Anne, and I was an alcoholic (still am :wink: )...that in itself was a relief for me. These 'bloaks' told me and assured me that I could just be me...even if I didn't know who that was yet...they'd help me figure that out. I didn't have to worry about offending anybody, saying anything I shouldn't...I could let my hair down and just be. There were 2 words that deflated my balloon as though it'd been stuck by a pin that one guy said to me, those 2 words were: It's okay. Man...the sincerety he said that with, and the depth...a little tap of emotions was opened, just a little. Then he said: welcome to recovery. You stick around, keep your mind and your ears open...you just might make it. :wink:

Just passin' on what was passed to me.

One day at a time, kid,
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