"Life as it should be lived" is how I feel after living 250 days of freedom from smoking. I had that aha! moment at about 18 days into my quit. I realized how doable quitting is and that I would take every necessary precaution to protect my quit and I would do whatever is necessary to put my quit first in my life.
For those who are quitting or have quit recently, protect your quit, rack up the days and you will live life as it should be lived. Commit to keep them away from your face!
God bless and keep moving forward!