So, I quit smoking – three months ago.
I’m quite pleased with myself.
I’m quite annoyed with myself.
Pleased because I finally did it.
Annoyed because I didn’t do it a long time ago when I should have.
Back when I started smoking, it was cool (my high school had a senior smoking area) – it was cheap (21 cents a pack – yes, it was a long time ago) – it wasn’t a big deal (grocery stores had ashtrays at the end of each aisle) - even non-smoking friends (and there weren’t many of those) had ashtrays in their homes.
I used the patches. They worked for the most part – actually they worked well. In fact, I quit using them several weeks early. I changed some habits so that I could avoid some triggers. And just tried to stay determined.
And so far, I’ve stayed quit.
And I plan to stay quitted.