I didn’t realize how long I had been a smoker, until I received my certificate of completion stating I “bravely stopped Smoking on 12th November 2010″. In facing the truth – that I had essentially been a smoker for 13 years, I also faced a new reality on the 12th of November, that I am no longer a smoker and will never be again.
There were no shock tactics, or convincing of health aspects, or challenges of character. What I did experienced, was genuine awareness and control. Awareness – what was I doing, why I was doing it and how I could stop doing it! And the control factor …at the end of the day, it’s about me and what I want out of life and that I can get it myself! Thankfully I can say – I didn’t quit a habit – I ended a negative mentality. And I have come out the other side, smelling roses (literally).