I hope you are all feeling good and steaming along?
Well peeps, in true Victor Meldrew style ……. “I don’t believe it!!”
I have made it to month 4…..I’ve got my head out the ground and the rest is following!
Hello Mols, Hello Cymro ….. what d’ya think of my dancing shoes?.....
When I first started my quit, it was “by accident”…..
I knew I had to quit, I knew I should quit …………….. but I “enjoyed” it too much.
“How was I ever going to be able to do that?” I used to think to myself whilst sucking on a roll up or 3!
I was fully convinced I was a smoker for life…..and death……and I knew which one would come sooner!
So I did my first day feeling like a cat on a hot tin roof…..agitated, anxious, nervous, restless - mind twisting me in knots with smoking thoughts - every - single - second…..
“I’m not going to be able to do this…aaarrghhhhhhh!”
But before I knew it a day had gone by.
Oh….hang on….I’m on day 2….oh dear, what am I going to do now?
I wasn’t supposed to be able to do that……quick….get on t’interweb and find some help….am I doing this right? …. Is there an easier way to do this?
Surely t’interweb will have the solution…..it “knows” everything. (most of it incorrect or plain lies but it knows everything!)
In a matter of minutes I fell upon this site.
Then I found the forum……”ooohhh this looks interesting!”..…but I’ve never done forums before.
They’re always full of people arguing and falling out!
…but the more I read, the more I realised …. Hang on, this place is different!
So I joined – quicker than I could roll a smoke…..and I used to be able to do that pretty quickly I must confess…..one handed … whilst trying not to crash!! Eek! (STOOPID!)
I can now honestly say that it is only this forum and the people that reside within it that have kept me on this rocky quitting road.
There have been times when I have really felt like I could jack it all in, silently disappear out the back door and go back to my comfortable, well worn and well trodden smoking self!
But…..before I could even contemplate that my quit buddies are there, blocking the door…..linking arms and giving me a look!
………….and believe me……you do not want a look from Molly! Eek!
For this, friends…although I don’t “know” you, I will be eternally grateful.
I’ve said it before and I feel compelled to say it again, grab someone’s hand on here, hold on tight and keep going.
So…..we’re just in the train station, waiting for the connection from Crewe…. I wonder if the last leg of the journey is on the Orient Express?
Quails egg omelettes, jam & caviar sandwiches and lashings of ginger beer!
So let’s get the party started….surely we’re allowed a party for getting ¼ of the way to the Penthouse?
Take it away Freddie…………
It's not easy love, but you've got friends you can trust,
Friends will be friends,
When you're in need of love they give you care and attention,
Friends will be friends,
When you're through with life and all hope is lost,
Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends right till the end.
Take care peeps