I am embarrassed to admit that I have not been here in a very long time. Recent e-mails from Become An Ex actually made me feel guilty for just disappearing from the site when I did. I just logged on now, and I am looking at a website that has completely changed face from what it was when I quit smoking cigarettes.
It is going to be seven years that I have honored my commitment to stay quit. June 10, 2010 was my quit date.
It is going to take me a little while to figure out this whole new webpage set-up. I just happened upon "start a discussion". Now that I started this particular blog, I do want to reach out to all my buddies on this site who so diligently assisted me in remaining smokefree, in addition to reaching such an awesome milestone in my quit. I would mention names, but would fear leaving someone out by accident. You guys know who you are though, and I thank each and every one of you for all the encouragement you gave in helping me get over that horrible hurdle of staying quit once I made the decision to quit.
Do I still want a cigarette? No. Do I still get the urge to have a cigarette? Once in a blue moon, and it always relates to being in a hospital with a loved one not doing so well, but the urge gets less frequent as you find other things to occupy your time. Life still goes on... the good with the bad. The last time I had that "urge" was over four months ago. One day, one urge - that's all it takes. You must remain strong with your quit!
I must add that I do love the spell check in this discussion panel. Way to go Become An Ex!
Love you guys,