I am not here much anymore as my 3-D life is full and exciting. I always find something to do :) But every once in awhile, I think about this site. The people who are now friends....the friends who make me smile....and the gratitude I feel to be smoke free. So many still struggle, can't find their way, and literally hurt due to the horrible addiction to nicotine.
I don't have any magic potion. I don't have the wisdom of those who have stayed here to help you. But I can say that if you simply relax, you will truly understand that the best is yet to come. It will come. The feeling of happiness because you don't want to smoke. The feeling of joy because you dismissed a smoking thought without regret. The feeling of surprise because you went a week...a month....several months...without thinking about a cigarette.
When you are struggling, understand that it is temporary. You will get through it. You can get through it. No one died from quitting, no matter how badly you want to give up. Breathe and know that the best is yet to come. And it is worth the effort and the wait.
I am no one special. I don't come here often. I am not smarter, prettier, or better than anyone, smoker or ex-smoker. But I am one of millions who have successfully quit. After years of "trying", I am committed and it feels so darn good :)
Remember, you have the power to say "This is not how my story will end!" Don't let smoking control your life. Quit, learn to stay quit, and move on with things. There is so much more out here than smoking.
The best is yet to come.