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Re: can I see the light

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:48 pm
by pamela
I went to a hotel for lunch today ,and walked through the gambling room.I felt really sad watching the people on the machines..expressionless faces mindlessly pushing buttons,and i said to my son ,I dont know why I thought they were fun,and why I sat there hours on end .a robot repetitively pushing buttons..waiting for what?
The big win,the free spins.the fun ,the company?
I know it was an escape from reality for me
I am so glad I got off that merrygoround,
Pokies left me broke,but not broken

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:58 am
by Calvin (facilitator)
So great to hear how your outlook has changed through your journey of becoming an outsider looking in on those that are in the same position you once were. You've gained so much control over a period of time and realized whats more important to you!
Welldone :D

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:03 am
by pamela
Thanks Calvin..my perspective has definitely changed

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:03 am
by pamela
well today I have been gamble free for 5 years.
After all the years I spent gambling my life and money away..it is a great achievement.
I honestly never thought I would be able to stop,but I did.
When I think back to when I was playing the pokies,I cant believe how much I wasted on them,not just financially.
I love the freedom of not being chained to a machine..I like the sense of power I have now
Fight for your freedom and you won't look back

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:43 pm
by gzy3
Hi @pamela,

My sincere congratulations on 5 years gambling free today.
Such a great achievement which I am sure was not easy to make but you did it!

I can hear you are happier, freer, and enjoying having control and power in your life.

We also appreciate your contribution to this forum - so many people have been encouraged and supported by you. Thank you so much.

Re: can I see the light

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:56 am
by pamela
I watched a movie? on YouTube
Called "Going for Broke"2003 by horror den
It is an interesting thing to watch,it explains a lot of how and why we become addicted
If you have some spare time..its worth a look