Blog Post created by Dancingthrulife_6.4.13 on Sep 9, 2013

Honesty is so important in whatever I do in life, whether it is quitting, teaching group, or raising my family.  I believe it gives me confidence to get through the bad days as well as the peace I get from simply being....me!  When I came here about two weeks ago, it was for the sole purpose of encouraging, supporting, and bugging my friend.  She means a lot to me and I have read over and over again about the success rates of quitters who have a good support system.  So here I am.

I didn't say that I had been here before.  That is where I met Bee Jay and she has been a welcome addition to my family ever since.  It's been years and I missed so many people here but life took me in an entirely different direction for awhile. 

I finally found my strength, my center, and my courage to face all the things that I used to hide from. I'm better now than I used to be and I like myself much more than I did when I left here years ago.

But I'm not here to tell my smoking journey this time.  I'm here to remind a friend that she has more strength, courage, and intelligence than she believes right now.  Letting go of smoking is not giving up a part of yourself....it is gaining the best part that you never even realized was there.

I'm grateful for this site, for the people here, and for my friendship with a remarkable woman.  Thanks for allowing me to be honest :)