First days

Blog Post created by NDC_Team on Sep 25, 2019

I love the month of September, not because it is the end of summer (which I also really enjoy too) but because it is a time of year for firsts.  It was always exciting when my kids were getting ready to go back to school; everything was new – teacher, shoes, school supplies. It was as exciting for me as it was for the kids!


As I get older I still really enjoy this month as it signifies a time that I can begin new things and have those first days just like my kids did with school.  I started running regularly again after taking a long break from my daily runs- it feels really good to get back into a routine with running.


What a great time of year to try something new!  Maybe a great time to renew your commitment to quitting tobacco?  Take a fresh look at the resources on BecomeAnEX.  Review what you enjoy about not smoking, or the good things you envision for when you are quit.  Use this time of fresh start for a new look at being tobacco free and make it as enjoyable as going back to school!


Therese Shumaker, MA

Supervisor/ NDC Counselor/ CTTS