It is hard for me to believe that I have now been smoke-free for 1,500 days, and I owe so much of my success to the wonderful members of this community, many who no longer participate here. The education about this addiction, along with the support, encouragement, and sometimes tough love that I receive here made all the difference this time. I am thankful for all who played a part, small or large, in my recovery.
To those who are just beginning or may be struggling, please remember that it is not over in a couple of weeks. It takes time to relearn living life without nicotine. It also takes time to figure out your new normal. Work each day and try to focus on the positive rather than the negative. Be willing to give your quit the time it takes to get to a better place in life - because this freedom is truly a beautiful thing!
Much love and appreciation to you all-
Jennifer 1,500 DOF