Heeey! OMG it has been a LONG time!
How are we all?
I am proud to say that I haven't taken up cigarettes in 8 whole years (Maybe longer. I lost count lol). I can't remember my last cigarette and I have NO CRAVINGS!
I live in an area now where there are a fair few smokers. I walk past and I get the second hand choke! I don't miss it.
My boyfriend is a very heavy smoker. But it doesn't dig up any cravings. These days it is socially frowned upon. It feels so good to live smoke free. I really am a crazy quitter!
Life has been really good for me. I have been working the same Kitchenhand job for 6 years, which is my longest running job and I am finding it relatively OK. I finally got my drivers licence and proper transport after putting it off for years, I am writing electronic music now and have released 3 EPs under my alias TheJuZShoW and release one track under my second alias Neontronix. My mother is also moving into town, which is handy. My only problem in life is alcohol and I am getting lots of help on This Naked Mind, my 2 councilors and of course the support of my family and friends. I went from drinking 6-7 nights a week for almost 2 years to staying sober for 6 whole days a week, which is a massive turn around. My mood is only bad when I am drunk and have an anxiety attack. But outside of it my mood is generally ALOT better!
I hope you are all doing great and that your smoke free lives are taking place well. Believe me, it does get A LOT easier the longer you are off the cigarettes. It gets to a point where you don't even think about it anymore and move on!
I miss coming in here and I hope I can continue to help others during their journeys!