300 Day Update

Blog Post created by RachelMB on Aug 15, 2017

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....