Day 27

Blog Post created by sarai on Oct 6, 2013

Woohooo! Day 27! It's actually nice getting to the point where I don't count every single day because it makes me feel more confident about having this quit under control.

In Germany now, but having a hard time because my room was given away to someone else - long story, but I am staying in a hostel and will be getting in touch with a property agent tomorrow to find me somewhere to rent...

Meanwhile, hope you're all staying strong and staying quit - it can be hard at times, but the feeling of accomplishment is something that us smokers should all value. Think about the years of guilt you are sparing yourself - all smokers feel what I like to know as "smoker's guilt" - even those who lie to themselves and claim to smoke because they enjoy it. There's the fear and denial associated with what smoking does to your health and the complaints from those around you who don't enjoy it, but there is also the subtle fact that you reach for a cigarette or smoke something every time you feel anything negative, positive or otherwise - smoking is this giant ball-and-chain that you can't get away from. Until you choose to.

Once you choose to take responsibility for your life, health, negative feelings and deal with things head on, the guilt tends to start dying away. You no longer feel like you are trapped or forced to do anything that you don't want to. You even find you have resources that you didn't think you had.