1 Year Sober! Thank You

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by EricTheRedBeard, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. EricTheRedBeard


    May 17, 2018
    Checking in again. Thanks to everyone for their positivity and encouragement that gave me hope many times when I was needing it.

    This week I celebrated one year of sobriety. It feels pretty good. I'm living at home. Wife and kids are happy. We actually have another baby on the way in a few months. IT'S A BOY!!!

    It seems like life is a journey. A journey made up of little steps. Each little step is an important one. Not because of how big they are, but because of what direction they put you in. Each little step determines the destination. It is not where you are on the road that is so important, but what direction you are going.

    This has been a hard year but also probably the best and most important of my life. I am a lucky guy. Thanks again.
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  2. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Great news,
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  3. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Congrats on your sobriety, and we're with you on your journey, you are not alone in this endeavor.
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  4. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Well done. Keep advancing skillfully.
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  5. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Congratulations Eric! I’m proud for you and I know your family is also!
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  6. pugs75

    pugs75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Hell Yeah brother Congrats!!!!!!! Man a year has passed, I am so happy for you, you can do anything you set your mind too. Grats on the new bundle coming as well. Keep working hard and another year will go by just as fast. Like our other brothers said you are not alone man we will always be here for you.
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  7. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Btw....congratulations on the boy!!
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  8. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    My cousin just hit 23 years sober last week, doesn't seem all that long ago but he did it and so can you.
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  9. ohen cepel

    ohen cepel Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Congrats! Keep up the great work.
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  10. Kismet

    Kismet Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    Nice going, Eric.

    After a (large) # of years, I just explain to those who ask: "I found I didn't do it well, so I don't do it."
    Seems like there's a number of folks who want crash-and-burn stories from us. I always played it down,
    my life is my responsibility and my business, not theirs.

    Be gentle with yourself.
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  11. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    "I'm living at home. Wife and kids are happy. We actually have another baby on the way in a few months. IT'S A BOY!!!"

    Dayum dude! I dont know how it could go any better? Grats on your new direction and I have to quote Warren Zevon via Kismet. "Enjoy every Sandwich"! Id have to add Monty Pythons "Always look on the bright side of life.... ".
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  12. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    I tip my hat to you Sir. What you have done is not easy and what you continue to do is man's work. Well done!:)
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  13. Houlahound


    Aug 2, 2017
    Congrats may your success light the way for others still in darkness.
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  14. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    This is an incredible story and journey so far...Congrats! One year...thats a great leap and an excellent start.
    You have been in my prayers since I found this thread.
    Keep on trucking, keep your head up. Guys on this forum will be around for you!

    Congratulations on the baby...

    Sharp & Fiery
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  15. EricTheRedBeard


    May 17, 2018
    All the kind words mean a lot. Thanks guys.
  16. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Congrats! :)

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