Youngatheart.7.4.12

An AHA Moment - 6 1/2 YEARS Later

Blog Post created by Youngatheart.7.4.12 on Feb 18, 2019

When I was raising two teenage daughters on my own, I started taking my shower at night, because trying to get three of them in the morning caused all manner of turmoil.

 

Fast forward to both of my girls being launched and I STILL took my shower in the evening because, I thought,  it was nice to go to bed all clean, and it was just easier to get ready for work without the time needed for it.  Germaine to the story is that I smoked until I retired.

 

Fast forward to my retirement, and I am STILL taking my shower in the evening - until Thursday.....when there was yet another AHA MOMENT in my quit journey.  The REAL reason I still took my shower in the evening when my girls were in college, was because ------wait for it................................................................................................................................

 

I needed a SMOKE first thing in the morning......almost as soon as my feet hit the floor.  Thursday night I was feeling the effects of a long day, and just didn't feel up to 6 sets of stairs (1 1/2 up and down - twice) ....so I took a shower Friday morning.  AND enjoyed it!  AND just tonight realized the REAL reason I took that shower in the evening all those years.

 

I am chagrined to realize what a hold this addiction had on me!  WOW, just WOW!  What things in your life totally revolved around YOUR addiction, I wonder?

 

(and my shower this morning was lovely!)

 

Nancy

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