1Mar2011 By clarence the cat | Permalink | Report Like0 Support me - Follow my blogs
Six Months tomorrow. Whoo Hoo!
I have had a relaxing holiday at my daughter's.
As it happened I had both of my daughters, their husbands and my four grandchildren all together last weekend. A rare but lovely occasion for me.
It was overshadowed somewhat by the devastating news about Christchurch’s earthquake. I do hope all our quit family from there escaped unscathed.
Tomorrow is a celebration day for me.
It will be six months since I began my quit journey. I have not had one smoke since 1 September 2010.
So many positives have come out of my decision to quit.
I love the freedom of not having to carry all the smoking paraphernalia around with me.
I don’t feel like a leper in public places anymore.
It’s nice to go out and not be constantly searching for a place to have a quiet ciggie.
I can see an improvement in my complexion (even though I am old and wrinkly).
I feel better in myself even if I am still quite short of breath.
I know I don’t have a lingering odour of tobacco around me all the time.
I love having a beer with friends and not having to slip away to light up just when the conversation is interesting.
I am saving lots of money towards my trip overseas.
The wonderful support and friendship of everyone on this site is so reassuring.
It’s been great meeting and encouraging all the new folk who joined during the Christmas break. So many of you are doing so well. It’s also great reading of the achievemnts and wisdom of the members who have been quit for as long as one & two years and more. You people are awe inspiring.
These are just a few examples of the new pluses in my life.
I still feel that I would love a smoke at times, but I just speak very sternly to myself and that old Nicodemon and say OH NO YOU DON’T.
I’m winning in my quest to become smokefree and my family is so proud of me.
Roll on my next target - nine months smokefree.