Hi fabulous Ex-family-
I made it to 300 days! There were times that I didn't think I was going to do it and other times when I knew I was okay. That's the nature of being an addict and riding this roller coaster. It is easier because of all of you! I can't thank you enough for helping me reach this milestone. Everyone has helped (even newbies) give me some much needed perspective on a daily basis. It's a much easier journey amongst family.
I have been very busy working and that has helped tremendously. I just celebrated my first birthday smoke free in 22 years! I wasn't sure at the beginning of my quit if I could do a week smoke free and my birthday was just too far away at that time. I conquered another first this summer. I was able to sit outside with family and friends eating blue crabs and not even thinking about smoking. It's kind of a Maryland thing to do in the summer. I was anxious the first time I did it but now I can't even imagine going back to smoking. It's hard to believe that 1 year is right around the corner!
Although I'm not around as much as I used to be please know how much I value all of you and this site. I will never be able to thank you all enough. For all the newbies out there-keep on moving forward, one hour at a time if needed. It does and will get easier. Chin up and smile guys-the best is yet to be....