Well, who would have thought I could do this?
Certainly not me, not at the beginning. But it's true, today is the beginning of my sixth month of smoke free living.
Wasn't easy at first, and there were many times during the first three weeks or so I wanted to bail.
But, after that, my mind settled down, and I stayed focused on success, rather than stress. I thought about how good it felt to knock down the occasional craving, rather than about how tired I was of still getting occasional cravings.
Just like the little engine who could, I began thinking, "I think I can. I think I can!"
And then it got easier and easier. To those who are just starting out, and who inevitably want to know, the answer is "Yes, it gets easier!"
I'm not even half way to the Penthouse, but I am not worried. I'll be there on March 14, 2013, with a big grin on my face. It will be an accomplishment that ranks as one of my greatest.
Until then, I'll keep slogging along, one foot after the other, living a beautiful smoke-free life, with my self-respect, my integrity, and my dignity fully restored.
Thanks to all who've helped me along the way. Couldn't have done it without you!