I believe you have to be ready to make changes in your life! No one can guilt you, shame you, woohoo you or educate you into change! I learned that lesson after 35+ years of smoking. I am a very sloooooooooow learner, but I get it eventually!
I quit almost 5 years ago. I am not sure, but I THINK I quit because someone I knew died. I will never know for sure if that was the reason I succeeded. All I care is that, after years of trying, I am smoke-free.
This victory brought along a new challenge to my life. I was a skinny gal most of my life. Ate what I wanted. Exercise was something that happened at the Olympics. My forties found me "filling out" a bit.
When I quit smoking...........well, you know the story
So, thanks to a fellow Sparker ( 15MINUTES ), I am here! Round 2. (In keeping with the all-or-nothing mentality, I quit the 1st time around - don't like to fail.....
). This time around, I actually stayed on the site, interacted & got acquainted!
I have read the most amazing stories of inspirational journeys! I have met so many people, of all ages & walks of life, who have overcome or who are trying to overcome! I have met people who pique my curiosity, make me laugh at myself ( MMILLER139 ), make me question myself, and make me feel like I can do this thing that I so desperately desire!
You are all my companions on this journey..............whether or not I have met you! We have as much in common as we have differences that distinguish us. I will not leave this time around, because I know I need all of the experience, wisdom, support, structure and humor that you bring to my journey.....if I hope to succeed! My prayer is that, in some small way, I can give back even a fraction of what I have been blessed with by all of you!
You are the