I am on my third and final cup of coffee thinking about the first winter in my quit , on November 1st of 2014 with barely three and a half months in with my quit we got a strong 12 inches of snow , thankfully my husband was home for that storm but was working away for pretty much all of the other snowstorms which seemed to storm every other day with 10 to 15 inches each storm right into April . I may be EXagerating a bit but I don't think I am , my point is that I didn't smoke over it . We do get plowed out but there's a lot of shoveling with the front door , back door , basement door , the old hen house where we fed a Ferrel cat that counted on us to feed it plus the garage door , so I did it because no one else was around to do it . Life happens whether we smoke or not , family members get sick or worse , problems arise out of the blue but no matter what happens we can protect our quits by remaining vigilant and knowing in our heart and soul that if we want to be around to enjoy life then we better stop taking our lives for granted and hang on tight to our quits so we can be there for our families because our health , family and even our wallets will thank us for taking back our lives from the dreaded cancer sticks . I most certainly had a difficult time in the early wks and months of quitting smoking and wanted to scream and tear my hair out or maybe someone would look at me the wrong way and I would start blatting like a baby or maybe I could've ripped off your face but I wanted my quit more than anything else in life and I read Jonescarps aka dales page concerning the first 4 months of quitting smoking and it helped me through the rough patches and struggles to remain smoke free and each person that wants to remain smoke free can , it's definitely not easy but it's absolutely doable and vital to our health and well being ! there's so much information on this site that can help strengthen your resolve to quit smoking and remain quit , it's within your grasp reach out and grab it and hold on tight because there's definitely life after cigarettes and it's super fantastic but you must believe in yourself and keep moving forward and stacking up those precious smoke free days !
Marilyn 837 DOF