Parley   65/90

Blog Post created by PastTense on Feb 7, 2020

I get text messages from Ex Community every day. This morning I got a text that read “Before a slip, most people get a warning – an inner voice making excuses”. This actually made me chuckle a little. We are all a little different, but nicotine is NOT. Talk about a one-hit wonder! Nicotine has one message to deliver, and that is to smoke just one. Nicotine knows (well, the tobacco companies know) that they can get you hooked again if they can get you break down and have just one.

I am very familiar with that voice. I have learned that negotiating with that voice is nothing but a slippery slope that will propel you to a broken quit. Ben Franklin said “Neither a Fortress nor a Maidenhead will hold out long after they begin to parley.”

My quit is not open to negotiation. That is not a conversation I am interested in.

Keep the quit