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Why the rush? you ask, Gitte.
I haven't yet raised children -- so I cannot hope that my quit will be an example to them. I can only hope that I will never have a child who knows me as a smoker.
I never allowed myself to smoke insice -- so I had less triggers to overcome than some. I had only to overcome my fear of going outdoors to succeed.
A great many people never KNEW I smoked. So, there are a lot less people to support me in my quit...
I've never tried to quit before -- so I didn't know what was coming. The few times I entertained the thought, I gave up before I made any progress whatsoever.
I've never known smoking to be "chic"... except in the most underground of ways. Therefore I've always carried guilt about what smoking was doing to me. You'd think this would have made it EASIER to quit... but in some ways I think it only complicated my journey.
I snuck away from family events to have a smoke. Often I left early to meet with smoking friends -- for a night of coffee and nicotene.
I wasted an interminable amount of time paying attention to getting that NIC-fix. These days I have so many more moments to spare.
I really did think that quitting was impossible -- and I've proven to myself, moment after moment, hour after hour, day after day that I was WRONG about that.