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.