Hi everyone. As of tonight at 11:00 PM PST, I will have made it 28 glorious smoke-free days. I honestly wasn't sure I'd make it this far when I first started this quit journey. But I made it through a vacation in smoke-filled Italy unscathed, so I know I can get through just about any test now--including an uncertain employment future in a few days. (My fulltime job ends on Thursday, and I don't have any definite prospects as of yet, despite many interviews.) My advice to all the newbies just starting out...HANG IN THERE. The first 24 hours are Hell, the first 3 days are hard...but with each moment you spend smoke-free, your quit will grow and you will get stronger. Come to this site, post often, and read and research as much as you can. I promise you, it will get easier. Lean on everyone here for support as much as you need to. It is so worth it.
Mark 27 DOF