Silver Linings

Blog Post created by noetoez on Aug 26, 2020

I'm actually kind of grateful for quarantine.


Quarantine has forced me to be away from the smokers in my life. I can hear my best friend smoking on the phone, but I don't smell it. There is no temptation to snag myself a pack while she buys one, because I am at my house. I don't drive past gas stations on my way to work from home. There is no limbo commute time where I could leave a few minutes early to sneak in a smoke in a parking lot somewhere. Bars are closed, if I am drinking it's one beer and I am at home, where there are no cigarettes. It's easier to resist temptation when there is nothing to be tempted by. I don't have to feel bad about avoiding all of the people and places that would trigger me.


1 month, 15 days, 10 hours, 12 minutes of freedom. 


I feel really good. Kinda bored, can't keep track of time/days, struggling to be productive, trying to figure out how to manage projects and time at work at home. 


Quarantine isn't forever, but my quit is.