Listening to EX, Protecting the Early Stages of a Quit, Unexpected things

Blog Post created by sam354 on Aug 7, 2012

Hi All, 

My quit date Aug 7th has come and gone and I'm still smoking.  I had a very bad, very unexpected, very personal and difficult situation crop up last week that wiped me out.  I am in the midst of major life change and I knew this when I set the date originally (not the bad thing, but the major change).  I didn't want to listen to EX when it recommended a much later date because of the major life change- and I still don't.  Now it recommends Oct 1st.  I set it for Aug 31st when I will be newly ensconced after a 3/4th journey drive across U.S.A. in my new city and with a supportive family again.  Should I listen to EX?  I don't want to wait that long.  I thought that I knew all the pitfalls coming up- even listed them and reviewed them in my journal and then this unexpected, very bad, very personal situation happened (I'm okay but was very very unnerved for a week).  I do know I won't give up, and will shoot for 31st- I don't want to make any more excuses.  

Warm wishes to all of you out there- warmest to the first few dayers (I'm praying for you all) and a special hug to those long quitters who are examples for the rest of us.  Be well and be safe.