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By nickwyo
8/6/2010 11:16:33 AM
Well..........after speaking to 2 bankruptcy attorneys I feel better about my prospects. I just need to get that job and get going. The biggest positive was that I had NO desire to have a drink. Before my treatment I would have definitely had a "reason" to have a few belts. The problem would still be here.......I just would have wasted time, money, and lost more self esteem doing that. I didn't......and for that I feel great. I will NOT drink today. I'm going to go to our group session anyway today (even though I've graduated) as I have a standing invite. My counselor even asked me if I would like to speak to other groups in the future. I was pleased with that and took it as a positive indication of how I'm doing. I CAN get through this. I WILL get through this......with help from the Lord and my support network.............

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Nickwyo,    
"Foreclosure isn't always a bad thing. Who needs the headache of a mortgage in this economy. Don't let pride get in the way of doing what is best for your recovery. Sometimes in the first few years of recovery, having a low monthly rent is a blessing because you can spend more time on your program. There will always be time to clean up your credit. What is important is going to meetings, getting a sponsor, and working the steps. Everythiing else, in the grand scheme of things, isn't THAT important...yet! Good luck."
posted at 13:43:47 on August 6, 2010 by Anonymous
Hits just keep on coming    
"Heard back from my prospective employer........same story.........."thanks but we're going with another candidate........" Will this EVER end................??????"
posted at 21:53:49 on August 6, 2010 by nickwyo
The Light Will Come!    
"I wish I knew what to say or how to help. But I don't. I do want you to know I am reading your posts and that I am praying for you. As I read your post I kept thinking about a song I would listen to on my mission about those going through trials. In the song it said "...just hold on the light will come" You've started the process of recovery--to have no desire to drink--that is why your counselor invited you to speak to other groups. Perhaps that is where your energy is needed right now. As you said--you can get through this--I know you can get through this.

Jim

P.S. As I was writing this post I looked over and read this quote from Elder Scott

"If it were possible to make your road very easy, you wouldn’t grow in strength. If you were always forgiven for every mistake without effort on your part, you would never receive the blessings of repentance. If everything were done for you, you wouldn’t learn how to work, or gain self-confidence, or acquire the power to change. "

I wish these trials were not upon you--but perhaps the Lord has another plan for you right now."
posted at 22:07:31 on August 6, 2010 by Seekrecovery


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