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I haven't been around here much lately, for that matter on Inet much, But I've been just dying to share, where I'm at today, and that is full of gratitude. I passed 2 years back in July, That's big, but life today is huge. I was in recovery some 20 years ago when transition started. Coming out wase, "Thatcatastrophic, and after too much struggle, I used, that was the only way I could see an end to my pain. Well, that didn't work, and tried recovery a couple more times, but put my dysphoria on the back burner, get clean, then back to transition was my thinking, well, that didn't work either. After 10 more years of active addiction, I really understood, addiction, I checked into rehab, and told them right off, "I am trans" No back burner this time, just a raucus plowing into Step1. Now, 2 years and a couple months later, I'm still clean and am going to a women's retreat for the whole weekend. Yes, my shyness and insecurities are just screaming, but that's disease. I am secure in the love of the fellowship. My sponsor and her sponsor will be doing a workshop on self acceptance. I am just soooo many things, scared, excited, shy, insecure, but for the most part, just absolutely grateful! This is such growth for me. I know many trans struggle with substances, addiction, and all the mess that goes with it, but there is a clear message :That an addict, ANY addict, can stop using, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live

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Jani

This is so good to read that you have found the way to sobriety that suits you.  You have so much to be happy and grateful for, especially for the inner strength you posses.  Yeah for you!  You will get over your shyness and insecurity in due time.  I believe in you.  Your sponsor sounds like a caring person.  

 

Hugs, Jani

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Susan R
3 hours ago, onaquest said:

That an addict, ANY addict, can stop using, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live

Those are words to live by.  Good for you and a big congratulations to you and your continued success.  Thank you for sharing your good news!

 

Warm Regards,

Susan R🌷

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Timber Wolf

Glad to hear from you again. 2+ years is great! Enjoy the retreat!

 

Lots of love,

Timber Wolf 🐾

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Charlize

Thank you for sharing.  In AA's "How it Works"  honesty is mentioned 3 times.  Like you it took me time to accept myself and like you i did that in sobriety.  Have a great retreat!

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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