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Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by Dominica, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    Just checking in to see how ya'll are doing! Been doing pretty well here...

    Glad ya'll are still here and supporting those who come...

    So glad fall is almost here! Yay! Ready for it...

    Been doing photography as a hobby. So fun... Nature mainly.

    @True concern @Joshstillclean @DoxyMom @Onceaddicted77 @cheffy
  2. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Spam fighting Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    Hi @Dominica good to hear from you! I'm doing well, work is steady and my mind is right so its hard to complain. Hope you are doing well too.
  3. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Hello you,happy to hear from you, I'm sending you a virtual hug :)
  4. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    hey! glad you are doing well! so glad work is steady!! yay!!
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  5. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    ahhh, i will receive that virtual hug and hug you back!! :)
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  6. cheffy

    cheffy Community Champion

    Photography is Phun! My wife and kids left for Ireland yesterday - my daughter got a new dslr for the trip and is loving it! She is an artist (see below) - every picture is from scratch, incredible detail. She does cover pictures for books, pictures for games (box and backs of cards), and all kinds of other stuff someone may want. Sorry, I just had to brag...:)

    Glad to hear you're doing good. I've just been checking the forums every other day - doesn't seem to be a lot going on. But I figure if something comes up that I can help with, I will.
  7. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Spam fighting Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    Wow that's amazing @cheffy she is very good. I can imagine how proud you are of her with every right to be! Good stuff there really good
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  8. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Amazing talent,she is a fantastic artist
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  9. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    Impressive artwork.
    And you gotta brag on your kids a little, who doesn't?
    Hope your wife has a good time in Ireland. If I could take a long trip that's where i would go
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  10. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Community Champion

    @Dominica it's so nice to hear from you! I just celebrated six months!
    @cheffy your daughter is just incredibly talented!
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  11. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    I had to revisit this thread to see @cheffy daughter incredible art work,I have found or am starting to discover I have a love for all things artistic...i never knew.. music,drawings,writing,etc....i have found a love for genuine talent and it is peaceful. Why didn't I know when I was younger?
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  12. cheffy

    cheffy Community Champion

    One of the things I do now every day is write a paragraph or two, write some lyrics, or draw something first thing in the morning. It helps me to not only stay with the creative side but also see where I'm at mentally. Some days it's good, some days it's bad, but it's always a good indicator to tell me if I can still concentrate, need to back off of life a bit, or if I need to push a little harder. Some days it scares me and other days I know I'm right on. Sometimes it's just what I do to keep my mind from racing and thinking about all the depression and addiction, and as long as I can concentrate it really works. @Bullwinkle talked in another thread about being an athlete and how that can create its own high, and I think that somehow the same goes for using your creative element.
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  13. Mirilu

    Mirilu Member

    Hi to all, I am new here :)
  14. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    Hi ., Hope yr well .