Blowing Smoke

I have been working on quitting smoking for 3 weeks and 2 days now and it has been the hardest thing that I have ever had to do in my life.  I wish that when I was sixteen and started smoking, someone older and wiser would have shared their infinite wisdom about the dangers of smoking with me; maybe I would have listened.  No, who am I kidding.  I was sixteen and didn’t listen to anybody.  The point is, if I knew then what I know now I would never have started smoking in the first place.  I mean c’mon, cigarettes KILL people. 

I started smoking when I was sixteen as a stress relief and yes, because I thought it made me cool.  Little did I know that I was actually losing friends because they associated smoking with other “bad influence” behaviors.  How cool is that?  Here I am 11 years later trying to quit the nastiest, dirtiest, filthiest, most expensive habit that I have ever picked up.  I thought I was cool then and now, I regret every minute of it.

I don’t have any children to pass my wisdom onto, but if I did I would make sure to tell them that it is alot easier to not try a cigarette to begin with then it is to quit later down the road.  I have yet to meet a person that says “quitting was easy”.  People who have quit 20 years ago, still say that they crave for a smoke every once in awhile.

No offense meant to smokers.  After everything I just wrote, I still want one!

About Amy

Hello! I am 33 years old, a wife (just recently in 2012) and a mother (that came first in 2009). I used to be fairly laid back, but having a kid really upped my sensitivty which was heightened already. I really believe in saying how I feel, when I feel it. I express my feelings - alot - maybe too much...but I feel that it lets everyone know where I stand so that there is no confusion. And, I would like the same in return - but... good luck with that!
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