I stopped smoking over 16 weeks ago...using patches and spray...feel great.
I recently found out that my post at work is due to be deleted and I had an interview for a new post within the organisation.
I was not successful, there is a strong possibility that I may be made redundant if I am not successful for another vacancy ( only 2 posts with 6 people applying !!!! ) on Tuesday it will be adios after 11 years working for a local government department.
After I received the bad news yesterday, a thought crossed my mind....buy some ciggies, this crossed my mind for 30 seconds...but something inside me said....don't do it!!!!.
Although I am at risk of redundancy and maybe out of work for a while I have decided that smoking will not help...for the first time in years I can honestly say that I am happy!!!!
Yes I was extremely upset when I was told that I was not successful...even more upset when I found out who was successful...negative thoughts.
The line of work is stressful and the upcoming changes to the benefits system will be hard for a large number of homeless people...
I needed a reason to leave this line of work...and it seems that this decision has been made for me..at least I am not smoking...