By Nana22Smokefree Days: 365
Cigarettes NOT Smoked: 7300
Total Savings: $6789.00
Oh wow! This is a very emotional day for me.After 45 years of smoking i have made 1 whole year smokefree! I did it! I have reached the top of my Smokefree Mountain, and i have to say - the view is breathtaking. The air is so crisp and clean. It is amazing, and i'm very proud and so, so, happy to have reached this milestone!
What a journey this has been. There have been many times during this past year that i didn't think i would make it. Depression, family dramas, and sometimes the utter hopelessness i felt - made it all feel too hard. I thought "what's the point? I feel so bad, and life is too short to feel this miserable". Today, i know it is so worth it. I discovered a strength in me, that i didn't know i had. Life IS too short - and for me it would be a lot shorter if i didn't quit. What got me through was the epic support right here on this site. Support from strangers - many of whom i now think of as friends. That, and just holding tight. Doing nothing but not smoking. The one slip up i had, didn't make me feel any better - only worse -so i used it to reaffirm how much i wanted to quit for good. It was tough - but now i absolutely love my smokefree life. I don't think i'll ever lose the joy of being smokefree.
I have been smiling like a mad smiley thing all morning and i can't see it stopping any time soon.
I AM SMOKEFREE AND LOVING IT!!!>
Thank you so much to all of you awesome people for helping me make it to the top of the mountain. I couldn't have done it without you.
To all our newbies.... Every one of you can reach the top of Smokefree Mountain. It will be tough. Maybe one of the toughest things you'll ever do. But please do it! Keep climbing no matter what. There is a whole new way of living waiting further up - and it will astound you! You will love it! You have to fight, and keep fighting until you think you can't fight anymore. Then you fight a bit more. You can do it. I promise you the day will come when it's no longer a struggle - and the rewards of all your hard work will settle upon you - and amaze you. No words of mine can tell you how good it feels. You need to experience it for yourself. And YOU CAN!
To finish...thank you so much, you very special people. I am stoked to be sharing this celebration with you all.
Chocolate, cake, icecream and bubbles all round!
Have a great smokefree day, and remember :
We are all fabulous and strong.
Love and hugs to all.