My Precious

Day 473.

“We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little Hobbitses. Wicked. Tricksy. False.”
— Gullum, Lord of the Rings

I’m on the search for an online support community. One I joined strives for moderation – which I’ve written about. Not the right crowd for me. Another I’m in strives for sobriety. Many heartfelt, sincere, aching ‘starting Day One again’ posts. I want to hug each and every of these Day-One-Againers. Oh, have I been there! Getting beyond Day One is a biggie in the world of those searching for their sobriety. It’s not as easy as saying – yep, that’s it I’m sober!

My trip-digit days sobriety is the Precious and I must protect it. (Not in a Gullum-crazy way – but you get the idea 🙂   I never ever will take that for granted. Certainly and especially after lurking in these communities and see how hard it is to ‘start again’.

I will keep on the look out for a group that feels right for me – perhaps those with a year under their belt, but whom, like me, are feeling cautious and careful and need the company of others in the same boat to ensure they don’t go back to Day One.



7 thoughts on “My Precious

    1. oh my! you are so right – just talking about what something is, and what you wish it might be is just not good enough! i’ll think about that – I am pondering that I stop being anonymous, so this would be the next step. to start a group 🙂

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  1. There is much value in the day one ers. That’s the reminder of where we were, and where we just might end up again if we let go of our sobriety.
    I do think of my own sobriety as precious. It’s not any sort of hardship or even consideration, except that it’s non negotiable.
    It is the foundation of my life.

    Drinking used to be the foundation. I did not function well then.
    Something to consider…

    I’m assuming one of the groups of the Bfb?

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