343/365: I Quit!!
You’re looking at one of the last cigarettes that I will smoke in the coming week or so. I’m quitting. It’s hard, and I’m grumpy, but I’m quitting. I tried to go “cold turkey,” but after the first day, I decided I will go out gradually. I tried the patch and I tried drugs like Champix, etc. They worked… but I always went back. And then after I tried quitting again after using these methods, it was much harder to quit on my own. Regardless, I’ve decided to quit again, all by myself, and when I do it this time, it will be for good.
It’s something I’m pretty happy about, as I’ve been thinking about quitting for the last number of months to a year. … like, I thought about it every day. So, I’m finally going it for it, and that will be that. What makes it so hard, is I’m one of those people who liked to smoke, but the last year or so, I’ve noticed it affecting my health and honestly, as much as I have enjoyed it, it’s killing me. Realizing this (duh) has made this decision an easy one.
So, there. I’m quitting. For anyone else who is thinking about quitting, or has tried and failed – don’t worry about it. A health professional once told me that the average person quits about 12 times before they finally do it for good. Just don’t quit quitting. 🙂 Wish me luck.