Way Back When

Blog Post created by jmuzik on Feb 24, 2020

I remember being the new kid at school Freshman year.  Not really by choice, but I became friends with the wrong crowd.  Was lonely and just felt a need to belong.  That's when my smoking career started.  I thought it was sooo cool, a rebellious attitude.  How stupid and naïve.  I was a good student, always on the Honor Roll, teacher's pet, etc.  Smoking became part of my life.  My Dad smoked when I was growing up.  Smoking was seen everywhere.  Fly on a plane and the airlines would GIVE you cigarettes to smoke right on the plane.  You could smoke anywhere, on a bus, in a restaurant, in a hospital, at your job!  After the cigarette companys got millions of people hooked on the cancer sticks, research showed them to be harmful to your health. Too late for so many of us smokers, after all, when your young you believe you're invincible.  Oh if we only knew then what we know now.  I have smoked for about 45 years.  It became so much a part of who I am.  I do miss that nasty habit, but now I can see more clearly.  Should have listened to my parents way back when.  Water under the bridge.  I have been smoke free for 14 days without a slip-up.  I pray to God I will continue to have the strength to not cave in.  So far so good.  What a relief it has been these past 2 weeks.  Really trying to get that monkey off my back for good.  I am so grateful for all the support and encouragement I have received from all of you.  Have a Blessed day.