They leased a double deck bus and a driver from Greyhound for a summer and that's how we traveled.
The girls didn't want to go down to the bus until their makeup was on and they had finally selected the outfit they would wear. Therefore, we couldn't get their bags packed under the bus neatly and before we left because of all the varying sizes. We would have large suitcases in the aisle and you couldn't even stand up to stretch. That was the one time I was claustrophobic in my life.
So I figured out a solution. I told everyone from then on to have their bags outside their doors 1 hour before departure and I picked up everyone's bags at their doors and packed the bus myself every time we moved, for the rest of the tour.
As you proceed with your quit, there will be obstacle in the form of difficult circumstances and emotions. You must find the solutions to them. You are the only one who can. That's what makes our quits different.
At the end of the tour they called each of us in for extra charges past our per diem. They wanted to back charge me $400 for extra food. I explained my solution to the travel problem and the extra time involved and calories expended and it was dismissed.
The film won the academy award for best documentary that year. There had been a screening in a small Southern town a week before it was allowed and it was later disqualified.
Smoking is claustrophobic BECAUSE IT TRAPS US IN IT'S LIFESTYLE but,
You are the only one that can make you give up. Figure out what's ahead and move forward.
I didn't know anything about quitting when I quit smoking 10+ years ago.
I spent 4 weeks telling myself to wait a little longer when I wanted to smoke.
At the end of those 4 weeks, I had proven to myself that I didn't need to smoke just because the thought had come into my mind. I had also gone from a pack a day to 5 a day with no problem whatsoever because I never denied myself a smoke.
I bought a box of patches and off I went.
My second week, I realized I had forgotten to wear a patch 2 days in a row so I quit using them. I put a patch in my wallet with a promise I would use it rather than smoke.
A couple days after I stopped using the patch I realized I knew nothing of what I was up against.
I researched the internet and found a fairly user friendly site called Quitnet.
I asked my questions and got the answers from people years ahead of me and I didn't stop asking questions until I was content that there was an end to the initial feelings of emptiness.
I spent my first year+ on that site and came here to help others in August 2008.
I believe that MYTH keeps many people from ever starting because they believe they can't quit unless the really want to and they don't think they have that in them to risk it. Risk what I say? Saving your health? Isn't your health the key to your happiness? Do you want to hurt or have parts missing before you are happy?
I've seen so many, many, people come to this site saying they wanted to quit and fail.
Here's what I do believe. I do believe you can decide to quit, and, I know,
until you do, you will fail.
Saying you want something isn't enough for most to achieve it.
Many successful quits start with a health problem like an upcoming surgery or even pneumonia. These people didn't want to quit so how did they do it?
What they did not do was cling to smoking.
What they did not do was resent they could not smoke.
They were awakened because of NECESSITY.
After not smoking for a time they realized they were not only better off not smoking, they now had this time not smoking under their belt and they weren't suffering.
Smoking weakens the valve at the bottom of your esophagus and lets stomach acid back up into your esophagus which can, over time, change the cells of the esophagus to pre cancerous (Barrett's Esophagus with High Grade Dysplasia) which left untreated, can lead to esophageal cancer.
If you have heartburn often, please have it checked out and get under treatment. This type of cancer is one of the quickest and deadliest.
I don't know if they are cutting or burning this morning because they won't know until they get their camera down my throat to see how the last procedure worked..
Most of us started to smoke in our teens or earlier, and as such, never adjusted our emotions to move into adulthood.
Some of us may have started working young and used it as our reward for taking the responsibility of working.
It became easier in the heat of the moment for many of us to deescalate by thinking about the relief of smoking and completing THAT action ASAP rather than dealing with a situation. It was the chemical change we wanted, the buzz that we wanted, not disagreement.
We never knew any different.
You can't even comprehend this until you stop.
We used smoking for taking a break from emotions but, we had no idea how detrimental that would be to working through an emotion.
I shouldn't let Hoggie out but he only gets 15 minutes a day where he's really free. (with me watching for coyotes)
So here's something that costs about $10 to make that gathers all the fleas at night. I have one at each end of my room. The fleas think the heat from the 4watt bulb is your pet. They jump toward the heat and fall on the sticky paper.
Judge For Yourself. This one was made a month ago.
When one side gets bad, you peel the paper off the other side, place the peeled paper on the buggy side and, turn it upside down.
PS For kittens staple 1/4" screen around three sides and leave one end with a flap you can open to change the paper or the bulb.
MAKE GREAT GIFTS
You can buy pre made units online but they are of paper thin molded plastic and are destroyed if anything falls on them. (like an 8oz bottle of water)
Everything Jumps For The Light, Everything Jumps For The Light
I have watched so much over these past 10+ years and tried to put together a timeline determined by the information I've received from others and what I've seen here to shine a light on tangible goals that people
who succeeded have in common.
That first day where you realize you didn't think of wanting to smoke all day
These moments are "Proof Of Life"
These can happen any time but typically happens between 80 and 100 days.