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Hello November-21 quitters and everyone,
I hope everyone had a good holiday! I am hanging in. My 14 mg patch fell off, and it was awhile before I noticed, so I just kept going. I have been on patches for about 9 months, and, for myself, I am glad to be off. I don't believe it was helping anymore. Furthermore, I need to take that next step and learn to rely on the tools. I have been, and I hope it continues to pay off positively.
I am starting school on 1/3, which is a concern for me. I have found school to be a trigger in the past. It is stressing, and I don't care for myself well. When I get stressed and tired, I look for the nicotine to pick me up. I am hoping I am strong enough. I am scared. I am going to take care of me before then and get strong, so I will feel ready. I wish my health was better and I could write in more. I need to connect. Please say a prayer for me.
Congratulations on your quit, What are you studying at school or are you a teacher?
Strength to you without the patches, watch out for the stress button in your life, and I pray that you will continue your walk with Jesus and that he will be your strength and peace
Happy New Year! I am completing a BA in communications. It is likely I will work remotely as a teacher or maybe PR work. I have been really caring for myself after the patches ended and am making it. I do want a cig occasionally but , so far, have been okay. I hope you have a wonderful new year and a good day today!
Thanks Mercy, I have left the career studying for now, I am studying a theological certificate through Moore College Part time external studies. I enjoy that. at the moment I am studying Early Church History the first six centuries. Good luck with your studies hope you find a meaningful career as an outcome of your qualifications.
It's great to see you off the NRT did you do the full course and taper?
I have thought many times about theological studies.You'll have to let me know how it's going for you. I do study a lot on my own but I guess that's not too much of studies as I can pick and choose what I want lol. I love to study anything spiritual. I'm glad it seems like you are enjoying yourself with your degree. I do enjoy my BA as it is about people. I have been interested in how people interact my whole life and always been a people watcher. I guess that's it it's a nutshell. I had a bit of a hard day he yesterday when it came to a craving or 2, but I made it through. I hope you're doing well.
Thanks Mercy, had a break from studies over Christmas-New Year. will get back into it next week, meanwhile trying to keep busy, just mowed the lawn, and vacuumed out the car, waiting for the sun to go behind a cloud so I can wash it.
Yes people are fascinating, with 7-8 billion on the planet, plenty of people to observe.
I had a spiritual break-through when I was about 26, I think it was God calling me, I have been fascinated ever since and he has been the source of many changes in my life.
I am still on the 21mg patches and will use them for the six weeks and then reduce strength to 14 mg, 7 then and then just prn.
It's great that you are so far through your quit and thriving.
Good luck with your BA, I am sure you would make a great teacher.
I had the same sort of breakthrough myself. I found a connection with God in AA. It has been 17 years now, but the main point is that I feel a calling to serve Him who helped me find sobriety by helping others. I help new women in the program and help others outside the program whenever I can. I live I life of Spirit. It is nice to meet another seeker.
I am glad you are doing better in your quit as well. : ) I hope you got your car washed LOL