Well here is my 11th month post and I don’t really know what to say, do I feel fantastic for being quit this long Yes and No, am I looking forward to Christmas Day, probably more than most but for different reasons (still want pressies though) I think that getting this far in my quit has been a bit traumatic, at least when you reach the year then you can stop counting the weeks and months and maybe settle into some sort of normality.
I do have to say that my perception of life has changed completely, last year before I quit smoking I had a couple of health problems which scared the **** out of me but I still didn’t have the sense to stop smoking, it took a dose off flu to spur me on Xmas Day when I finally took a life changing decision to quit smoking for the second time in my life, only difference this time I intend to stay quit.
I was told by a good friend of mine who is in remission from lung cancer and a brain tumor that you never know what is round the corner. This saying has inspired me to grab life by the balls and live rather than exist and giving up smoking has and will I hope help me to live a longer and healthier life.
There also comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the pointless drama and people who create it, and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus on the good. Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Live every day as if it was your last.
It seems like some days the time flashes by and other days it’s like watching paint dry.
I don’t really want to wish my life away do I, so I have to still take it a Month at a time and here I am 11 months :eek: I don’t know who is more shocked, me or my OH.
I have seen many come and go from the forum, either because they have reached their 12 months milestone, which as we all know is a massive achievement or sadly because at that moment they had found it impossible to continue, lots having left have now come back which is brilliant, it shows me how strong this quit bug can be, once bitten we need to get there eventually one way or another
I wish that I had made this decision to become a non smoker years ago and stuck to it, I also hope that all those that have chosen this forum to help them quit will manage to make this a lifetime endeavour.
I again would like to thank all the great forum members on here who have given me so much help and support since I quit, I know without a shadow of doubt that I would not have managed to stay smoke free without this forum and the friends I have made on here.
Ps just to let you all know for the first time in my life I have booked with umpteen family members to go out for Xmas dinner.
What shall I wear, mm feel new dress coming on LOL