Well today I am officially out of no man’s land. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. I have managed this quit cold turkey, my first real quit during my 13 years of smoking. Unfortunately I am still dealing with the unwanted emotions like high anxiety, negative thoughts/fears and low mood as well as cravings. I only have the cravings when I try to convince myself that I need the nicotine to cope since I didn’t have these issues before quitting. I know smoking won’t help and the little nico demon is calling my name. And I know that I’m slowly (VERY slowly) getting better. Just need some encouragement that it will get better and curious how long it took some others. Want to feel back to “normal.” Much love.