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Hit my 1 year!!!!! Woot woot!!!
Congratulations!! Wow you've done it - nice job!! Life as a quitter from here forward will be so much better. You've accomplished something truly Monumental. The entire second year goes by so easily but always be on guard for that just one thinking. You truly will give new quitters the courage and hope for their own success over this nicotine monster. Onto year two for you.
"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013
thinking back to the first days in 2019....
good for you!
19 months free
Thank you Debbie!! You have always given me such support..... everyone here has!! I'm proud but could not have done this without God or this forum.
Man looking back it was an intense first year but we did it!!
Way do go! How does it feel?
Congratulations! So worth toughing it out. This will be a great year!
Hope you are doing something very special,
Thank you!! It feels great!! The shackles are gone!!
Hi Robin! Nice to hear from you!! Hope you are well.
Thanks for the kind words. I'm hoping the year will be great as well!
I was checking "favorites" and decided to click on Bravehearts. Didn't know you guys were still conversing! I really miss you guys. The whole COVID thing is a mind blower, huh? And now the election. I've been working since the shutdown ended in April, and so is my husband. We're all healthy. Our son has been going to high school virtually since March. They get to go back one day a week at the end of the month. He got to play varsity tennis in a mask, that was very weird, but no COVID. My brother lives in the NYC area, and I swear they are all still mad as heck. Don't blame them. I did contact Robin and Andrea by email, since I knew they were in NY/NJ, just to check that they were ok. They were fine.
Yep, I was like you...EVERY SINGLE FEELING made me want to smoke. Happy feelings, anxious feelings, bad feelings. Impatient feelings were really tough. And I was the prime example of someone who quit earlier for 9 months, blew it, and was totally discouraged for years. I had fleeting thoughts about smoking during the shutdown, but they were very quick. Not so much a crave. God, I do not miss that.
Write back and say hello...let me know how you're doing. I'm a little worried about this winter and getting through until probably April. No skiing at all, which is what we do in winter. We spend every weekend there (and if I don't go, I have the house to myself, which I really miss.) We've also had the worst wildfire in the history of Colorado, so the air is pretty bad. It's been a wild ride this year, and I thought 2019 was wild!