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Trucking on
By nickwyo
8/13/2010 1:38:45 AM
Another day has gone by.......actually a new one has started. Nothing new on the job front. Nothing new actually on any front. Didn't drink though. I can count that as my accomplishment for the day.

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Love it    
"Well done. But in some respects, I would suggest that not drinking is God's accomplishment...not yours.

But, I bet YOU have some other accomplishments, as well. Did you read scriptures? Did you attend a group meeting? Did you find a way to strengthen an important relationship? Some things you aren't in control of; other things you are.

Anyway, this comment was not meant to be negative in any way--just give you something to think about. Your successes of the past couple days are to be praised highly!! Hurrah!"
posted at 03:57:11 on August 13, 2010 by BeClean
Trucking on every day.    
"Are you a Trucker/former trucker? I still have my CDL A. After the kids were all gone I was taken in by all of the hype of earning a 6 digit income by being a truck driver. I drove for one of the big companies. I made a commitment that I would take a long break every Sunday and attend Sacrament. It was easy to do this at first. I looked up the closest chapel and shut down near it's location. The dispatchers didn't like this. Soon I was given Just On Time Loads every Saturday. They started running me over 80 hours a week.

I started the diet coke and 'No Doze" routine with a sleep aid when I shut down. This was turning into a nightmare. All I was making was .26 a mile. I had my hazmat so they used me all the time. I reported a drug operation at one of their terminals on the border in Laredo, Tx. They turned a deaf ear and increased my work load. Sleep deprivation was now a way of life.
Eventually, I developed a habit of taking stimulants. I would have an anxiety attack if I ran out of them. One day, after driving for almost two day, I had a black out and overturned. I was pinned upside down for 2 1/2 hours. I almost lost my right leg. Heavenly Father was looking out for me. I walked out of the hospital 3 days later. I never went back to that job. In fact, they combed through the wrecked tractor and stole all of my log books so as to destroy all evidence.

I never pursued litigation. Rather, I took a job as a School Bus Driver, got involved with the 12 step program, which helped by put to bed this stimulant addiction and clean up old undealt with issues of a former (but still lingering) porno addiction.

So I'm trucking on! Crusin the speed limit, with no sleep deprivation or dependency of performance enhancement drugs. I love this program for all that it does and I have deep empathy and compassion on those fellow Saints that I used to "look down on" as being weak and unwilling to keep the commandments.

Were all in this together dear friend. Glad to have you as a rider companion."
posted at 06:39:57 on August 13, 2010 by migail3


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