Let me say up-front: The Bitch has been up to her wicked ways, but she has not been successful. ♥
With major life changes going on, retiring and moving from a city to a small town in the Sierra foothills, I have dealt with stress and emotions for weeks now. I am wanting to start-up smoking again to relieve some of the pressure and strangeness I’m feeling.
Soooo, it’s time to remind myself of why I quit AND why I need to stay quit. I should remind myself of the perks too. Yes, believe it or not, there are perks!
Because I have not come up with the box that has my medical info and original list of reasons to quit inside of it, I will do my best to recreate it here. If you are recovering from any kind of addiction, I invite you to make a reason list along with me. You also have reasons to stay clean. Who knows? We may even share a few of them…
Jodi’s Reason List:
- Both of my parents died young of smoking related illnesses.
- I have chronic health conditions that are bad enough without being worsened by smoking.
- I don’t want to be the source of 2nd hand smoke anymore.
- Always had to interrupt whatever I was doing to go have a cigarette, because I just had to have one! (Perk: I won’t be standing outside in horrible weather because I have to smoke)
- Two words: Ashtray breath (Perk: My gums are healthier and not receding anymore)
- It embarrassed me to be the only one at work who smoked (Perk: People stopped giving me crap about it)
- Was tired of being smelly (Perk: I can wear perfume and smell wonderful now)
- Sometimes I would chain smoke until I was nauseous (Perk: I make a lot of baby blankets)
- I hate the lying & conniving tobacco industry, and I don’t want to support them anymore.
- I hate paying all the taxes when buying cigarettes. (Perk: I’ve saved $$$ )
How many can YOU list???