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The End of an Era Pt 2.

So it’s been 6 weeks, and it still sucks. Not quite as much as it did, but it still haunts me a lot. Like all the time. Like sometimes I cannot function, there is no room left in my brain for other thoughts.

But I am winning, slowly but surely the overwhelming urge to smoke is lessening. It might be painfully slow and umpteen times a day I wonder why I am bothering, but I am getting there.

I have fallen off the wagon a couple of times, instead of kicking myself and throwing in the towel, I’ve dusted myself off and climbed back on the wagon.

I will fall off again, of that I am quite sure.

I am even more certain, that I will be clambering right back on again.

Take that smoking. I am winning this war.

Carmen (with whiter teeth and fresher breath) xx

The End of an Era

Today I did it. I have taken the first tiny wee step into a brand new world.
I have smoked my last cigarette.
I am terrified of life without my treasured rollies, but I am far more terrified of not being around to see my darling kids grow into adults.
I stumbled upon an article written by the editor of the now defunct Notebook magazine, Caroline Roessler and her journey to quitting, a few days ago.
And something clicked. Finally. I have been attempting to find the courage to quit for a few weeks now, to no avail. One pouch of tobacco would end and another would begin, but no more. I am done.

Just needed to put it out there, to keep me accountable. All encouragement gratefully accepted.