Let's all be EXtra cautious and EXtra vigilant with our hard earned quits, especially during this Christmas season!

Blog Post created by Marilyn.H.July.14.14. on Dec 12, 2016

My daughters new job has different hrs and shifts that she works and it's on Sundays that she finds out what she works the following week , so I will have Mason this afternoon and overnight tonight and get him off to school tommorrow .She's supposed to be working 4 on and 3 off but she's been working more on than off , anyway I'm there for her and Mason , her man works alot of hrs too so I am helping with Mason's homework and trying to do what I can to make it easier for them . My daughter told me this morning that her step daughter Emma who's 14 wants to move in with her  whew that could be tricky because Emma's Mother has two younger half sisters to Emma and their mother has a lot of issues so prayers would be great to help get this situation resolved in God's will and his time . We all have health issues , family issues and other problems that we have to deal with, life happens whether we smoke or not and once we realize that than and only then can we start reaping the benefits of living a life of Freedom . I know that it's difficult because I had half a dozen or so failed quits until I found out that I have mild copd and that's probably the best thing that ever happened to me because it scared the crap out of me so I found this site and read everything I could find about quitting smoking and remaining quit set a quit date but wasn't ready when it came around so I reset for a week later . The night before my quit I smoked my brains out , cleaned up all the ashtrays and everything and promised myself that no matter what I would never pick up another cigarette as long as I live and I don't break promises to anyone including myself , I had 18 days in with my quit and I had forgotten about this site and I was having a rough time and wanted a cigarette so bad that I wanted to throw my hands up in the air and head straight to the grocery store to buy a carton of cigarettes instead of just a pk but thankfully I remembered this site and got on line and at that point I hadn't blogged or anything , I was only a lurker but I finally commented on something and thankfully someone mentioned that I should write a blog and tell them a little bit about myself so I did and here I am 882 days later and I am so thankful that I finally wised up and tossed the yakies ( cigarettes ) ) was it easy! HELL NO ! but was it worth it ? HELL YES ! Anything in this life worth having takes time and effort but wow my friends and fellow Exers , Freedom from the clutches of the dreaded cancer sticks is definitely doable and absolutely worth it all to be FREE !