My Pregnancy Anniversary

Today was a good dAAy.

Tuesday was my 9-month sobriety birthday and today i got my chip. That’s it up there. i said a few words in front of the room that went something like this.

Hi, my name is Al and i’m an alcoholic.

If my sobriety was a pregnancy, my water would be breaking in front of you and i’d be giving birth right here. Thanks to the program and to you, the people that make the program work, i actually do feel like i’ve started a new life. Keep coming back.

That’s all i got. Yeah, a good dAAy.


About Al K Hall

Like a battered drinker or a punch drunk boxer, i am here for another round. For those of you who don’t know me, i’m a semi-professional writer on the rocks and a non-practicing alcoholic (if after 30 years of practicing, you still can't do something well, it's best to just give it up). For those of you who do know me, thanks for stopping by anyway and where’s the ten bucks you owe me? Welcome to my Bar None. A hole in the wall where we can hang out and trade the kind of stories you swap only when you’ve had one too many and either can’t find your way home or are afraid to. Hell, it’s cheaper than therapy and plus the pictures are prettier. Here we’ll crack open bottles and jokes and ‘last call’ are the only dirty words you’ll never hear. Pull up a stool and make yourselves at home.

Posted on October 15, 2011, in Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Recovery and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Al, that is one Mighty Fine looking Chip!!

    Congrats and keep going. It is obviously working.


  2. Congratulations on making it nine months — each and every day is now a new record in your sober life, and I am so happy for you that you have it!

    I love that it is a hot pink chip with that lovely triangle — a symbol that has been affiliated with AA for a long time… but I can’t help but think this chip looks like you have come out of the closet or something, lol. 😉

    Now that a new you has been born after these nine months, I hope that you continue to grow and thrive.

    Mrs Demeanor

  3. Hey Al, I’ve been pregnant twice (the other kind) and 9 months is a long time! A hearty hug and heartfelt congratulations sent your way.
    I’m not an alcoholic, but like Mrs. D, I live with a sober one. Every day of sobriety is a celebration!

    • Debbie!

      How nice of you to stop by and leave a comment. The congrats and the hug are much appreciated. You’re right, every day of sobriety is a celebration!

      Keep coming back, Debbie,

      Al K Hall

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