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    Jun 16, 2010 12:56 PM GMT
    Anything at all... fitness goal accomplished? love life rekindled? work-related success? kicked a habit? helped a friend or a stranger in a small way that made a big difference? Tell us.

    Me? I'm coming out of a nasty emotional funk, looking forward to a nice vacation in Florida with my family, and although my contract is ending in a week or so, I will have worked at the same job for five years and found the field I want to go into as a profession.

    Next!
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    Jun 16, 2010 1:21 PM GMT
    I found out I will be going from part time to full time starting July 1!

    My health has greatly improved and I'm able to do more and more each day (thanks to my physical therapist and doctors).

    After 3 years in NYC, I feel like I've developed some great friendships and have been able to rekindle some friendships that suffered when my health was bad and I wasn't able to do much.

    I'm approaching the one year anniversary of moving in with my partner.
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    Jun 16, 2010 1:38 PM GMT
    I woke up alive.
    It's a beautiful day.
    There is nothing to do, but maybe I'll get lucky and find someone to do.
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    Jun 16, 2010 1:40 PM GMT
    I woke up and the weather is rainy and a bit gloomy, but then I logged onto RJ and saw my good friend SAHEM62896's amazing smile and all was right with the world.


    Thanks for keeping the sun shining handsome. icon_biggrin.gif
  • calibro

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    Jun 16, 2010 4:11 PM GMT
    I won the 2010 Discovered Voices Award
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    Jun 16, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    I woke up to a new day along with all of my family and friends all healthy and well. So far, so good!
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    Jun 16, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    Finally spoke to that one guy I'd been seeing months ago; the one I've been in love with and dealing with, from a distance, for too long now. He wanted to talk, he said, when I went out of my way to message him on my.face. I gave him my number. He didn't call. He replied with his number. How mature. I had to text him, cause he never answers calls. Lord forbid he ever have to make an effort to contact someone when he says he really wants to! Poor thing. Anyways, I couldn't take being sidelined again! So I let him know how it bothered me. He finally made a choice. After all the multiple messages from before we last saw one another, to the few from recently, asking him what he wanted; after stating what I did. He said, "Let's be done with it then" in text, and I took it with open arms... sure it has to do with a bit of dependency on me for him to make this decision, but in my heart I'm bound to him cause of that unexpected love that I found, feared, used to push him away and finally discover as a whole once he was gone... but, at least he gave something back to me. Finally a response! I still love him, but it's pulling back with the tide. He has the biggest piece of my heart and may not come to understand that easily, if ever. I swear to you that I would take him back, even now. Given the chance, a long talk ONE ON ONE, and enough time to decide... but my brain is in control of my life again. I know it's a far fetched notion, that things would resolve so easily, or even at all considering there's a LOT more between us than I'm even aware of... but the good news is, that I'm single again. Guys are noticing me again, I can laugh, talk at length, and live in the moment. Wish I could thank him properly. This is the third gift he's given me, and he doesn't even know it.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 16, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    i went through the step to orientation for hospice work.
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    Jun 16, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    Been in the Berkshire mountains for the last 4 days with a guy I'm dating. He has a beautiful boutique hotel. Food and drink is fantastic.

    Everytime I come here we go kayaking.

    Yesterday we did the largest lake in the area. When we got to the other side (about 2 hours) we had dinner at a great restaurant.

    Going back at night we stopped in the middle of the lake and shared a bottle of wine.

    Later that night we did each othericon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 16, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    I've been able to stay active in working out the past two weeks, including starting an aerial silks class that surprisingly worked my butt off. I can see a difference in the mirror and I can't wait to see where I get within the next 6 weeks. Best shape I'll ever have been in. Just in time for a great time with friends later tonight at the beach for the night. icon_smile.gif
  • Geoedward

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    Jun 16, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    My great nephew is starting to crawl and attempt walking. This is great news because he is just over a year old. I know it sounds like he is doing it all late, but let me tell you why. He was born with a bad liver and it was dying more each month. He needed a liver transplant. He went through several surgeries, and illnesses only to continue to smile at his family and the doctors and nurses every day. Three months ago he received a liver. The sad part is another baby had to die. My heart broke for the family. My nephew had a rough time with rejection for a while. Since he spent his whole little life sick and weak he could not sit up let alone crawl. Sorry the good news is the rejection medicine seems to be working. He is gaining strength every day. He sits up all by himself. He spent a whole day outside with his brother and sisters for the first time. He is a beautiful little boy. He has taught me so much. I have an issue with depression, always have. Now when I feel it coming on, I think of him and his awesome smile, and all he has been through, and he inspires me. I am thankful for all I have and for my life. Yes it is good news; my nephew is crawling and even better trying to walk. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 16, 2010 7:23 PM GMT
    After a month or two of just maintaining, my arms and chest are finally starting to grow again.icon_razz.gif
  • myklet1

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    Jun 16, 2010 7:32 PM GMT
    I go to bed at night and think of how wonderful the next day will be. I love life. I love my man........that's enough for me. I live a very simple life. I am planning a trip to Florida in July to see all of the friends and family that I miss so much.
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    Jun 16, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    coming back from a long deployment, and ready for a long vacation
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    Jun 16, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    I figured out what I want to be in life, my workout is finally working out, I finished my summer course with an A, my family is awesome, and I finally found my favorite pair of sport shorts
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    Jun 16, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    One year sober today!
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    Jun 16, 2010 8:30 PM GMT
    I finished the first draft of a new script. Also, one of my best friends from highschool is coming to visit this weekend!
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    Jun 16, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    outsiderin saidOne year sober today!


    Congrats! icon_biggrin.gif
  • RSportsguy

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    Jun 16, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    outsiderin saidOne year sober today!


    Congrats! icon_biggrin.gif


    I second the congrats!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 16, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    got a really nice job at a nursing home and i don't have to worry about money anymore icon_smile.gif
  • Geoedward

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    Jun 16, 2010 8:38 PM GMT
    Wow Outsiderin,
    That is great news. Good job buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • tbone25

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    Jun 16, 2010 9:02 PM GMT
    Congrats on the Sobriety. That's big.

    Thanks Sahem for this post. Your smile is always something to brighten our days.

    For me, I've been going to the gym daily and my motivation has been how much I was unhappy with my body, self-loathing was my motivator. Lately, I feel like I am going to the gym because I love myself and I want to be healthy. Subtle but nice shift in my thinking.
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    Jun 16, 2010 9:06 PM GMT
    This week--with any luck--I'll make my goal of running 50 miles. Took me six or seven weeks to up my running to that, from 30 miles a week. (50 is my new weekly total, though soon I'll start revolving in some speed training and long runs.)

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    Jun 16, 2010 9:06 PM GMT
    outsiderin saidOne year sober today!


    Congrats! Good for you, outsiderin.
  • DrewT

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    Jun 16, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    I held a successful creative writing workshop last night, and I loved it. I got paid to do it, the first time I've been paid to do something I love. Amazing feeling!