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Hey all you Exer's!

It's been a while since I've been here. Just wanted to stop in and say that the life of a nonsmoker is indeed a life of splendor. If your just starting on the journey, believe me, it’s a doable one. Take it from me and countless others who have been through the experience of losing an addiction.

At first it may seem hard but as you build on each day, soon there's a feeling that begins growing one day at a time. It's a feeling of belief in ourselves. It's a feeling of pleasure that comes from living our lives as we want to, free of the shackles of addiction. It's a feeling of achievement and a feeling of triumph that can never be taken away from you once you reach that plateau. That place where the cigarette no longer has a hold on you.

This my friends is what we’re fighting for. This is what makes it worth it to face a little discomfort now in order to see a bright and shiny future ahead. On those first hard days, it's important to remember that what your fighting for is a very noble fight indeed for you are fighting for your very life. Your fighting for the right to see the ones you love grow. Your fighting to see a kind of freedom like you've never wanted to see before.

So take this fight to the end my friends. When things seem hard. When it seems like the cravings are just insurmountable. These are the times to remember that you are worth it and so are those who you love. It's our future that we're talking about. It's our desire to be free that matters most.

So take this day as a single day. One of the ones that you no longer smoke in. Add that day to another and another until you too can say, "Eight months. Really?"

And as you continue on this fight with yourself, you’ll learn so much about yourself that you never knew. You’ll find a belief in life that has always been there, but you just couldn’t see it because it was hiding behind the mask of an addiction.

So fight on! Never believe that your not worth it. Never believe that your future isn’t worth a little discomfort now. For your path is set. Your eyes are looking straight ahead into the light that is your future! Into the light that is your freedom! Into the light that is your soul looking back and realizing that the old life of addiction really wasn’t what it appeared to be. That old world was wrought with a kind of shackle that would rob us of our futures. Of a life that we deserve.

Every one of us deserves to be free. Every one of us deserves to believe in our futures. Every one of us deserves to find that place in our lives where we can truly say, "I will take my life back from myself and I’ll never look back!"

Onward to freedom!!

Hello all! Sorry I’ve been a bit absent as of late. I’ve just been starting so many projects and have had to budget my time the best that I can. But the main thing is that I’m still smoke free and I believe that I always will be!


To me this generates some excitement. You see, there’s nothing better then the feeling you get when you win a monumental battle against yourself and the harmony begins to once again build inside. Truly it can feel like a long battle when we first decide that the day has come to quit smoking. That’s because we’ve just begun to wage a war like no other because you see, this war is not fought with missiles or with armor. No, this war is fought within ourselves. It’s a war that no one can really see and yet it’s still there.


It’s a fight that takes us to the deepest depths of our souls simply because we have to rip out the tentacles of our addictions and they run so deep within us that it just takes a bit of work, determination and a belief in ourselves to win. It takes a desire to see a world that is different then the one we have lived for so long.




At times it seems silly to think that this task should be so hard but the reality of it is that it can be one of the hardest things we might ever do in our lives! But it’s important to remember that it’s also one of the most rewarding things that we can do in so many ways. The most obvious being the improvement in our health. But it’s the part that runs deeper that’s almost missed. This is where so many of our rewards lie for you see, we have to do so many things in order to beat our addictions.


We have to dig deep inside of ourselves where we find courage and strength. The place where our true self resides. The place that can’t be touched. The place that can only be felt. Because we have to dig so deeply within ourselves we discover rewards we’d have never thought we might find. We discover a kind of resolve that’s never been felt before. We feel things more deeply because we must always be in touch with our thoughts, motivations and feelings when we quit. We find happiness in ways that we’d never tried to find it before.


So never believe that the journey is without virtue. Never believe that you can’t win this battle and most of all, always remember that the traits you discover in order to win stay with you. Truly, your life changes into a more beautiful life. You feel good about yourself and in the end you realize that if you can do this then you can do anything you set your mind to!


So look to the future where your rewards lie. Remember that each day that you do not smoke is a day of accomplishment. It’s a day of freedom and it’s a day of strength that will build one upon the other until there is no doubt within you that you will never smoke again! This really does happen with time. We really do become nonsmokers and not just in thought. No, we become nonsmokers in reality.


So hang in there. Wake up each morning with a belief in yourself. Fight the good fight and never look back to those sad days when you thought you would never quit. Living in the past can do you no good right now. Your accomplishment lies in the future. Your love for life lies in your future. Your happiness lies in the future. Those first hard days will soon be a part of that past and this in itself causes one to look ahead. It causes one to find that place that they so badly want to find.


That place is created by one thing. Freedom! And oh what a feeling that freedom is. So look ahead to that day when you too will feel that freedom. Look ahead to the day that you can at last say that you really did take your life back. In the mean time look to those who have already lived this new world of the nonsmoker. Look to those who understand your hardships, fears and who understand all to well what freedom really feels like.


For these are a people who can attest to the fact that it really feels good. These are the one’s who can attest to the fact that it is indeed all worth it. These are the ones who can remind you that what your feeling now is only a temporary situation that will pass. These are the ones who have thrown the ropes down to you from the very slopes of Mt. Freedom simply because we all want to see you standing on the top with us, waving the banner of freedom high over your head! So go for it! Never look back and never give in!!