Who would have thought that I'd have a full-term quit under my belt, 9 months, wow. I remember back in 2010 when the smoking ban went into effect and trickled down into the smaller towns like ours. They already had it in the bigger towns surrounding us in the resteraunts. I never stayed long or even sometimes refused to go during the wintertime to establishments because they didn't have enclosed structures for smokers. I mean, seriously, how crazy is that? I don't have to worry about that anymore. I'm finally venturing out more, but that's for another day.
I remember flying and the very first thing I looked for was the smoking section. Doing the mad dash for it after getting off the plane. I'm not as rushed anymore with anything. I'm not scrambling for the extra pack of cigarettes, the lighter, gum for places where I couldn't smoke. That was always my prerequisite, if I can't smoke there, I'm not going. Now, I shake my head at that thinking. I watch the smokers running outside after they have their meal standing in a circle. Well, there goes 10 minutes that you could be conversing with someone, spending time with a loved one.
Always remember, and I'm speaking from experience as we all are, this is doable. It's an interesting journey. Some people have a very rough time at it emotionally. Some have to white knuckle it no matter what. Some look for that quick fix, some medication, some remedy that will make this easier. The real secret to quitting is to make the decision, making a comittment and sticking to it no matter what. I'm glad that I'm committed. I am never going back to day one when I see how far I've come, oh, hell naw. If you get in tune with why you smoke, if you take the time to replace the why with something else, you got this........... YOU GOT THIS!!!!!!!!