Welcome to the site SlushPea! I really love that name you picked!
It's great to have you here and I look forward to you sharing your experience, strength & hope w/ us! And, congrats on your six months! That is a BIG deal -- and alcoholic that doesn't think it's a big deal should TRY staying sober for six months!
I failed at my first attempt to get six months... I celebrated two weeks early!
Then, I tried and tried and tried and tried again over and over and over... and couldn't even get more than a day. I couldn't even make it through a meeting sober! And, that was what convinced me that I was a REAL alcoholic!
When I finally did get another chance at sobriety -- my first six months was the most difficult, horrible and impossible six months of my entire life! I was literally ripping handfuls of hair out of my head -- trying not to drink! When it got so bad that I was totally positive that SOBRIETY was going to kill me... luckily, I discovered what it meant to TAKE the 12 Steps instead of practice them! And, that made the difference for me!
That has allowed me to stay sober for the last 8,910 days in a row! And, I am soooooo grateful for it! I know, without a doubt, that there is another drunk in me -- if I don't keep doing what I'm doing to stay sober. And, I also know without a doubt -- that I just couldn't survive trying to get sober again! I'd never make it!
So, an especially BIG congrats to you, a HUGE hug, and a GIGANTIC thank you -- for being here -- because that helps me to stay sober! And I appreciate you!