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“What an awesome experience to go out and enjoy an exciting college football game with other men and women in sobriety! It was the perfect day!
It has such an impact on me to remember that I can do the same activities I use to when drinking but do them sober now! It’s a good reminder that my program and my life doesn’t have to be boring and glum, but instead it can be fun and exciting!
The fact that Not A Glum Lot paid for the tickets was huge, I would have never been able to go to the game if it weren’t for Not A Glum Lot providing this opportunity for me. No way I could have afforded those tickets this early in my sobriety.
It changed my mindset realizing that fun in sobriety is possible. I can go where any free man can go and have a blast doing it. This provided me with a new outlook on life and a new perspective on how to live my life in early recovery. I can’t thank Not A Glum Lot enough for what they’re doing for people in early recovery!”
“Recently, I went on a trip with Not A Glum Lot that included a full day on the lake with beautiful weather on a pontoon boat. This trip was presented to me as a great opportunity to enjoy some fun and fellowship. It was such a great time!! Outings like this are such an important part in my sobriety, because when I was in the madness of my addiction, I didn’t really know how to have fun without being buzzed or high.
I got to have an exhilarating time, made new friends, went cliff diving, and honestly just have a good, chill day off from work hanging out on the lake. It was all at no cost to me too. I’ve been in positions before where I could not afford to do anything like this especially in early sobriety, so I have to give a huge shoutout and big thank you to Not A Glum Lot. They really care about making sure everyone feels included and everyone is getting to experience sober fun! Thank you so much!”
“When I was living in Austin, TX I got the opportunity to hang with an organization called Not a Glum Lot. Being someone who had moved to ATX from out of state, it was very cool to meet some like-minded people who also liked doing things that I enjoyed doing.
A few months after meeting this group, they invited me to come on a group ski trip in Taos, New Mexico. I wanted to go but at the time my budget was pretty tight. They told me not to worry about the money side of it and that Not a Glum Lot would cover everything. I thought it was too good to be true… but it wasn’t. Long story short I went, had an absolute blast, and made friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
The reason I believe this organization is so important is because sometimes it’s hard to find a drive or purpose in early recovery. What Not A Glum Lot does is show people that living a fun life is possible in sobriety. I know for me it jump started a fun life in recovery and gave me a new perspective on how great life can really be. If I am doing things that create fulfillment in my life, I will want to keep that life. I appreciate Not a Glum Lot and the people who have helped make it what it is.”
“Thank you so much Not A Glum Lot! String Cheese Incident was my first concert sober, probably ever! I’m new in sobriety and it was amazing to have had this experience thanks to the tickets provided by Not A Glum Lot to me and one of my sober sisters. DEFINITELY a show I will remember, pun intended. And what a great way to support the sober community so that we can continue to live this way of life and enjoy ourselves without drugs or alcohol.”