I am happy to say that I celebrated 100 days of Freedom, today! Thanks to all of you that celebrated with me!
I want to thank all of the Elders that helped me get through my relapse 100 days ago. I also want to thank all of the newer folks, too! You tell me all the time how much I help you, what you don't know is each time I help one of you, it helps me. It not only strengthens your quit but it strengthens mine as well!
It is very important for us to remember to come here first or call someone BEFORE we smoke. To do whatever it takes not to smoke NO MATTER WHAT. 101 days ago I did it wrong and threw caution to the wind and forgot to NOPE! I examined what happened and how impulsively I behaved, so I studied more prepared more and continued to practice, plan and prepare. (Thank-You, Jackie!) Meanwhile, I came back the very next day and was honest with the community, reset my clock and begun again.
They tell us to remain vigilant and protect our quits for a reason and I let my guard down and quit on my quit. I was my own worst critic and some others were pretty rough on me as well. For the most part, this is a very understanding and supportive community. Slowly I am getting back to a place where I feel pretty safe most days. I have the Elders and the newbies to thank for that!
I can't begin to tell you how much I have gained and grown since I joined this community on June 22, 2015! I am grateful to all of you!
And ya know what I think it's time that I can start saying: Don't Quit on your Quit and I Won't Quit on my Quit again!