10 months quit

I will be 10 months quit on Thursday (I am posting today because I wont be on Thursday)

I am pleased with my quit and I am confident that I wont smoke again. However I had a big trigger on Wednesday of last week when I was told that my job may be going to a shared service centre:mad: The whole of the finance function is being looked at and I am part of that function.I am so upset for a lot of the people I work with, people who are in a worse position than me and I will admit, after the news broke I was tempted to go outside the building and join the smokers. I didn't and I didn't want to for very long, it was a passing thought. I know that smoking will not change anything or make anything better so that is that.

It is our annual dinner dance on Friday and that is going to be a strange experience I wonder, if when the MD does his speech telling us how well the company is doing, he will mention Finance?? Probably not!

Anyway I am sure you dont all want to hear that. Just sharing my mile stone with you all and letting you know that even a shock like that and a big trigger is easily overcome the further along your quit you are. So yes all you newbies it does get easier. Have a nice evening xxx

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  • I'm so sorry to hear about your job Haze, I work in finance and I sometimes think that the function as a whole can be so under valued. I've worked at the same firm for 24 years and I've seen it run financially well and financially poorly and when it was poor we always got into trouble!

    You are such an inspiration to me Haze, I've read so many of your posts a d you're always so calm and cram packed full of common sense. It's what people need early in a quit.

    Many congratulations on reaching 10 months. The penthouse is just around the corner.

    You have so many reasons to feel proud of yourself :D

    Molly x

  • Cngratulations Hazel, only 2 months to the pent house. I hope everything goes well for you at work and well done on not caving in.

  • Hazel

    10 months is amaaazzzzing:). Well done my love:)

    You are such a lovely warm person, so wise, welcoming and always encouraging, we're lucky to have you on this Forum. I've used my Crystal Ball a few times today, and this quit is most certainly 'the one' for you Hazel.

    Enjoy your Dinner Dance, and try not to dwell to much on the job issue until things are a little clearer.

    Fi x

  • Hazel

    So well done on 10 months and well done for telling the demon to bug**r off. Fingers crossed with the job but don't worry too much, I got made redundant at your age and I just put in some effort and found a job, sure you would if you had too.

    H

  • Massive well done Haze, never doubted you for a minute;) xxx

  • Hi Haze

    Forget the works do ....... just think how big the party is going to be for you in a couple of months time!

    Oh My Word!!

    Better start laying the tables and making the jelly now ..... we're gonna need one hell of a lot! :D

    Thank you for your words of encouragement, we newbies always love to hear them, thank you also for staying around to watch over us....

    ....like a bunch of kids I'm sure we would get in to bother if left to our own devices!!

    "Oyyy .... Biggrin, stop hitting Sian with that tin of sardines! I said live one's only! tut!" :rolleyes:

    Congratulations on 10 months quit, I hope your job move/change however we want to call it goes as smoothly as can be expected and thank you for staying strong through that shock...it helps us put things in to perspective.

    Right, who hasn't got a silly hat to wear?

    :D

    Take care

    Greg

    x

  • huge congrates haze

    Hi Haze

    Forget the works do ....... just think how big the party is going to be for you in a couple of months time!

    Oh My Word!!

    Better start laying the tables and making the jelly now ..... we're gonna need one hell of a lot! :D

    Thank you for your words of encouragement, we newbies always love to hear them, thank you also for staying around to watch over us....

    ....like a bunch of kids I'm sure we would get in to bother if left to our own devices!!

    "Oyyy .... Biggrin, stop hitting Sian with that tin of sardines! I said live one's only! tut!" :rolleyes:

    Congratulations on 10 months quit, I hope your job move/change however we want to call it goes as smoothly as can be expected and thank you for staying strong through that shock...it helps us put things in to perspective.

    Right, who hasn't got a silly hat to wear?

    :D

    Take care

    Greg

    x

    You are an amazing inspiration Haze, thank you so much, and everything else that Greg said :D

  • Thanks to everyone

    Thanks to everyone for your replies! You are all such inspirational people and I am lucky to have found this forum and made such lovely friends from it. I could not have done this without support myself, so as I see it what goes around comes around :)

  • amazing

    as much as i aspire to 10 months i can imagine hitting it (i cant imagine failing either though!)

    so super well done and OMG youre fab for ignoring such a big trigger, Ill make Aussie crunch and Caramel bombs for your moving in penthouse party :)

  • Thankyou

    Thanks Netti and Sassy Mama I am so pleased with myself and you two should be pleased and proud to. xxxx

  • Haze that's just brilliant that you have achieved 10 months. You should be so proud of yourself.:):) I hope your work issue is resolved to your benefit....even more credit to you that you did not cave in xxx

  • Thanks Becky, I am so pleased with my quit, I am in control of that, my work situation is not in my control. I think it is pointless to worry about something you can't change. Looking forward to the penthouse now it is within touching distance:)

  • 10 months, just awesome :-)

  • 10 months, just awesome :-)

    Thankyou Karen 1 month quit is awesome too!:)

  • Wow you are certainly steaming through the days/weeks and months now. That has gone ridiculously quick Haze.:)

  • 10 months, congratulations Haze. For me you have been like a lighthouse holding steady and true in the stormy sea of quitting. Thank you for your support and encouragement, and very well done on 10 months :):):)

  • Wow you are certainly steaming through the days/weeks and months now. That has gone ridiculously quick Haze.:)

    Thanks Rogue, it seemed to drag at first, probably because my thoughts were consumed with smoking, but it is flying by now.

  • 10 months, congratulations Haze. For me you have been like a lighthouse holding steady and true in the stormy sea of quitting. Thank you for your support and encouragement, and very well done on 10 months :):):)

    You are welcome Biggrin, I have a lot to thank this forum for so I like to give a bit back.

  • Well done and wow, 10 months is a great achievement, xoxo

  • Thanks cupcakegrrl and smile. I am so chuffed with myself, you are both doing great too:)

  • Haze, forgive me for being so late in congratulating you on your 10 months quit. In my defence......I am nice and early in congratulating you on your 11 months quit. You remain dear Hazel, as ever, my mentor and guiding star. WEll done. The six month room is going to miss you x

  • Not sure how I missed this post. Congratulations Haze on your 10 months quit. A fantastic achievement, well done. :D

    Dippy Egg.... Hi, I love your name and your signature is brilliant. :D

  • Thankyou and nice to meet you May.

    2 little teeny weeny days and you are one whole calendar month quit I see. Well done you :)

  • Thanks

    Dippy and May, Thankyou so much for the good wishes, it means a lot to me, this quit road can get quite bumpy so we need encouragement and we need it from people like you.:)

    Thanks to everyone who has commented on this thread:)

  • 10 months Hazel!

    Wow that's brilliant! And 9 of those without champix or anything? You are one of my inspirations (inspirators?!) because you came off champix and didn't cave afterwards, I was worried about coming off but have managed now and of course am totally fine :). Moral of the story? Worrying is a waste of energy - so try not to worry about the work situation. I hope it turns out well!

  • Wow that's brilliant! And 9 of those without champix or anything? You are one of my inspirations (inspirators?!) because you came off champix and didn't cave afterwards, I was worried about coming off but have managed now and of course am totally fine :). Moral of the story? Worrying is a waste of energy - so try not to worry about the work situation. I hope it turns out well!

    Thanks Cal, I do believe the Champix help but I did not really feel any different when I cam off them to be honest. I was worried too but by the time 5 wekks had passed the cravings has passed too so it wasn't that hard just the mental stuff to deal with which you have to deal with when taking Champix anyway. You are doing great Calyx and you are encouraging memners of your family to quit too. Well done!:)

  • Haze I can't believe I didn't congratulate you. I thought this was a thread I had already read :o

    Congratulations on your 10 month anniversary. I can't believe nearly a year has passed us by :eek:

    You're doing great x

    Thanks Karri, It is getting easier, as we know it does. I cannot believe it will be a year February 6th... Seems like yesterday, although the first months seemed to drag? It consumes your thoughts in the beginning so no wonder. I need to get rid of the weight now, so we know what my new year resolution will be don't we. I owe a lot to this forum and the support I have had. I could not have done it alone. Thanks again.xx

  • Haze I just saw this about your 10 month anniversary of your quit. Fantastic.:):) You are such a wonderful inspiration on this forum and I thank you for all your tremendous support and kind words.xxx

  • Becky, thanks for those kind words. As I said to Karri, I could not have done it without the help I have had from this forum. I really do appreciate it. I have made a lot of friends along the way too, so it is all good:)

    Did you read the interview with Jake Bugg? I think he did that at the festival in Leeds.

  • Oh Haze. I am hopeless. Today I was waiting around to go sign my will at 2 pm...then I looked at the calender at about 5 to 10, and saw my appt was at 10 am! My mind is all over the place these past few weeks.

    I thought I had said I had read it. A very good interview I thought. I also saw Jake on BBC Breakfast or whatever it's called-- a very laid back young man, I thought. :)

  • Oh Haze. I am hopeless. Today I was waiting around to go sign my will at 2 pm...then I looked at the calender at about 5 to 10, and saw my appt was at 10 am! My mind is all over the place these past few weeks.

    I thought I had said I had read it. A very good interview I thought. I also saw Jake on BBC Breakfast or whatever it's called-- a very laid back young man, I thought. :)

    Becky no wonder your head is all over the place, given what you are going through. Yes he does seem a lovely lad Robert was impressed with him for sure.xx Hope you are ok.x

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