I want say I wasn’t going to post on my 18 months quit because like 12 months it seems a worthy milestone that deserves commenting on, I am shocked that I haven’t lit up and even more shocked when I realise the only time I truly think about smoking is when I do a milestone thread like now, I don’t think of it in terms of wanting to smoke more in a sort of surprised way that I had forgotten that I did smoke, when people used to tell me it gets easier I was always doubtful and I would think maybe for them but not for me.
Well here I am 18 months and I am being totally honest when I tell you that after the 6 months mark it did get easier but after 12 months it actually begins to feels normal if that makes sense, now it’s like I actually enjoy being a none smoker and the thought of going back to smoking is quite scary, so I hope I am never in the position of even considering it.
I don’t want this post to come across like it was easy because we all know it’s not, but it can be done and I truly hope that any of you struggling to get your head around the idea of never smoking again will try not to think in terms of never, just stop for today and let tomorrow take care of itself, that should be good enough.
I cannot praise this site enough and the people on it for all the support it has given me, it has been the mainstay of my quit and I am sure that I am one of many who feel the same way, maybe a little time consuming at times but you only get back what you put in, maybe lately I haven’t been so giving on the support side of things but we do have some great supporters on here now who are doing an amazing job which gives us who are a little further up the road a chance to take a breather instead of a ciggy break.
So thanks again to all of you who have carried me to my 18 months post and I wish you all a long and smoke free life.