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The Journey Begins
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Greetings,

Where has the time gone? It's been a couple of weeks since I posted, however I am very pleased to be able to say that I have not wandered off the path.

I had a fabulous holiday, made a lot of memories that will last my lifetime, and really did enjoy life with my family. Not once did I miss or think about having a gamble, finding a bookies or wasting money in an arcade.

Since I've been back I have started my new job on a permanent basis, and have been working hard to get on top of what is a responsible and pivotal role in a new and growing fast company. I'm hopeful that with a lot of hard work the rewards will help me generate enough money to be able to repay my parents in full and in a reasonable period, but time will tell.

The adage of 90 days I feel is a good and true one, and the habit of gambling is gone. Albeit without diligence in following the program it could return at any time.

On that note, since I've been back I returned immediately to my GA group and will continue to attend on at least a weekly basis. I see this now as continual therapy, and a milestone each week to get to be able to tell the room, that there is no gambling to report. As I become embedded further into the group I find that I can contribute more to the new members who continue to walk in, and pass on my experiences for them to take what they can out of.

Same here, I've been absent from the chat room because of holiday, but will endeavour to get online for an hour or so once or twice a week.

I have another immediate test coming up though, and this Saturday I am back on a plane heading accross the pond for a work implementation week with the new company. There are 3 of us going, and whilst I don't expect to see anything other than the inside of the hotel we are staying in, there will of course be things that will tempt me, and that I need to be strong with. I will be without my wife, and without my parents close to hand to help me. And of course, I will miss another week of GA meetings.

I will though check in on whatsapp, and here if possible as it helps to keep me grounded.

Today is day 127, over a third of a year now, I feel strong and positive, and I know that at least for today I will not gamble. I will take tomorrow as it comes but will continue with my routines and will be doing my best to stay on the good path.

One day at a time, I choose a life without gambling, and long may it stay that way.
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The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 09-01-2018, 08:30 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 13-01-2018, 09:46 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 17-01-2018, 04:43 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 23-01-2018, 09:17 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 24-01-2018, 11:18 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 01-02-2018, 09:44 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 13-02-2018, 05:29 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 13-02-2018, 05:47 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 20-02-2018, 10:51 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 28-02-2018, 12:07 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 28-02-2018, 12:28 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 06-03-2018, 10:41 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 12-03-2018, 11:19 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 20-03-2018, 10:48 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 27-03-2018, 06:36 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by smartie - 28-03-2018, 06:51 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 29-03-2018, 10:21 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 06-04-2018, 02:27 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 06-04-2018, 03:21 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 19-04-2018, 06:48 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 01-05-2018, 07:58 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 01-05-2018, 09:08 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 09-05-2018, 12:49 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 09-05-2018, 01:49 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 09-05-2018, 04:09 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 30-05-2018, 09:46 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 31-05-2018, 11:03 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 03-07-2018, 11:48 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 07-07-2018, 01:40 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 09-07-2018, 08:41 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 19-07-2018, 09:49 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 01-08-2018, 09:22 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Simmo - 01-08-2018, 09:39 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 02-09-2018, 08:25 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 18-09-2018, 07:43 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Chris_b - 18-09-2018, 10:39 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 11-10-2018, 10:17 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by Chris_b - 12-10-2018, 09:15 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 30-12-2018, 09:48 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by shoebox - 07-01-2019, 12:30 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 20-06-2019, 06:37 AM
RE: The Journey Begins - by StrengthToStop - 20-05-2020, 02:45 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by shoebox - 21-05-2020, 08:06 PM
RE: The Journey Begins - by gadaveuk - 04-07-2020, 05:48 AM

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