Checking In

Blog Post created by chuck-2-20-2011 on Nov 15, 2017

Hey all!!


Been a while once again. Kind of went from the frying pan into the fire as far as work goes. Might of accepted just a little too many jobs at once. Thankfully, looking forward to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel which is getting closer every day. Have to take the work when it comes I guess, when self employed.


But the main thing is that I’m still enjoying the wonderful freedom that I fought so hard for over six years ago. I love freedom. There’s just nothing better than waking up in the morning and thinking of my coffee rather than a cigarette.


But it sure didn’t happen overnight! I fought as hard as many of you are fighting now. I wondered if  the cravings would ever end. But I was determined to change my life once and for all!


And I remember every moment of that quit and I do that for a reason. You see, I use all of the discomforts I felt in the past to be a constant reminder to me that I will never go through that again! It reinforces what is already there.


And I take a moment each day to remember those days of addiction. To take stock of how wonderful my new life of freedom really is and to appreciate that I found it somewhere within myself to find that freedom! To long for that freedom so much that I was able to cast aside a monumental addiction.


When there’s something in our lives that we want to achieve, it doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes we have to fight. Sometimes we have to change our perspective. Sometimes we have to look for that little glimmer and grab hold of that glimmer until it becomes the blinding light of freedom!


Sure, it’s hard at first and at times so strange. This is because when we choose to quit smoking, we choose to change our lives. We choose to take away something we felt was a warm, fuzzy security blanket. A thing that we felt helped us to function and deal with stress. A thing that was the number one most important thing in our lives.


These are the lies of addiction. We create these lies in order to understand why we enjoy harming ourselves. We create these lies to help us to remain addicted and we completely convince ourselves that what we’re doing is the only way to remain happy. To remain calm. To remain the person that we’ve told ourselves that we are.


But we can find our way through the cloud of addiction to the other side where our freedom lies. We can choose life over a slow, agonizing death. We can forgive ourselves for what we’ve already done and choose a new life that is nothing short of incredible!


So if you’re just starting out with the idea of quitting, use this place to strengthen that idea. If you’ve already quit and the endless argument with yourself has begun, remember that there is a future just over the horizon that’s so wonderful; so free!!


Look to the future you’re creating right now and always remember that what you do today will determine what your future looks like tomorrow.