beautiful, exciting, intimidating, challenging door opens. I have officially smoked my last cigarette. At 7:27 PM, I am going to consider myself a non-smoker. I am going to remind myself daily that I am an addict, acknowledge the thoughts as they come and remember that cigarettes are not my friend and nicotine is my arch enemy. Instead of feeling as if I am losing something, I will remind myself that I have EVERYTHING to gain by becoming a happy non-smoker. I am free of the chains. I’m ready to begin a life without fear, low self-esteem, shame, stinky clothes and hands, anxiousness from when I will get my next fix. I will no longer have to plan my days around my addiction. I’m FREE.