~~Tired of trying to cram her sparkly star-shaped self into society's beige square holes, she chose to embrace her ridiculous awesomeness and shine like the freaking supernova she was meant to be.~~ Unknown
I try sometimes to seriously pass on quit wisdom here. I know addiction. I understand the meaning behind "honoring your quit". I am super knowledgeable about creating coping skills to ease triggers and cravings.
But if I were to be honest (and I strive to be as honest as I can), that's not my forte. I much prefer to dance with life and encourage others to dance as well. To delight in life so much that quitting is a joy instead of a dreaded event. To spread kindness like confetti and to laugh daily.
I wasn't always this way. But you aren't here to hear my life story. I am only saying this because you may find yourself embracing your ridiculous awesomeness as you quit smoking. Really! As we smoked, our true selves got suffocated. Buried beneath the clouds of smoke. We shrink as addicts.
Quitting set me free and quitting will do the same for you. Now you may not dance through life. You may not delight in listening to birds or singing in the shower or jumping on the bed. But you will change. You will grow. And the true you will emerge from the smoke like a warrior after a battle. Strong, proud, and brave.
I hope you have humor in your life. I hope you have joy. I hope you have honesty and love and goodness. But if those aren't things that interest you, I hope you quit smoking and find yourself in the process, whoever you are. Because you are so much more than a smoker.