This week is my anniversary week. I’ve successfully ticked off another year sans cigarettes and alcohol. It’s been 13 years since I smoked a cigarette (my greatest success EVER) and 4 years since I’ve had an alcoholic beverage.
It’s a BIG deal, ya’ll.
Getting to the point where I could actually take the plunge and make the change wasn’t easy. There were a LOT of missteps before I succeeded, but like many things in life that I want, I just keep trying until I succeed. I’m a tenacious, bitch. Do you know how many times I quit BOTH before I was successful? So do I. I lost track it was so many times.
I have quit smoking and started back up again…on the same day. Gah. Embarrassing to admit here, seriously embarrassing. Talk about feeling like a failure!!! Sweet Jeesuz! I was desperate for a very long time to get away from smoking but I was too weak to finally make the plunge. I didn’t succeed all those times I tried and failed because I wasn’t looking at the root cause of the problem.
Want to know how I finally quit both? Here’s a couple of hints…