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I find myself telling people that I still don't feel back to normal. Wait, what is feeling normal like as an adult? That's right! I have smoked non-stop since age 15. This is my very first quit, so I don't know what it feels like to not smoke as an adult. Perhaps I am feeling normal and I just don't realize it. I find it incredibly sad that I saturated my mind and body with so many deadly chemicals for 46 years. How could I possibly know what a non-smoking adult should feel like? I do find myself having some extremely immature thoughts. How scary would it be to go back to having an adolescent brain!? It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie! Don't mean to scare anyone off. I'm just voicing some wild thoughts here.
Killed the beast 7/9/19
Ohthankgod. YESSS!! THIS EXACTLY!!
Myself, with all the un-numbed emotion coming back, I've been feeling /very/ 17...like my brain just reset to factory defaults. /Not/ my preference.
It's never not going to be worth it, but I have had moments where I wonder.
Know exactly how you feel. I started at 15, 1st quit. 39 years.
Looking forward to finding out what normal is though.
Hi mark michelle. I reckon normal is any day without a paper rolled stick stuck in our mouth with smoke coming out of it. Happy normal to all of us.
Vivcc already sick
Wait, what is feeling normal like as an adult?
I haven't a clue, but if you find out, let me know ! I think Viv is right, our normal is not smoking right now. Other than that, we are winging it !