There was once a time when I have to check how many cigs I have before I get to sleep because I wanted to have a puff in my car the next day going to work. There was once a time I had to suck one down before a movie or a lecture. At work, taking a few breaks making excuses that I need cigs to handle my stress. In a traffic jam, while I’m walking, while I’m waiting, while I’m reading. Basically I light up when ever I’m outside. It went on for years and years. I was losing control.
I decided I don’t want this no more. I want my life back.
So today marks the day where I’ve quit smoking and remained nicotine-free for one year. I’d quit cold turkey, stopped completely one day at a time. I learned that it’s an addiction and in order to stop you have to understand what’s happening to your mind and body to get rid of that addiction. I learnt that we should never ever underestimate an addiction. I understood it, I took action, I quit, I conquer my addictions and got rid of them.
I also believe that I couldn’t have done it without the support of my then girlfriend now my wife Ayu, my family and my friends. I found strength and will in all your words of encouragement and advice. Thanks guys. I’ve finally made it. I’ve done it. I am an ex-smoker and will always continue to be one.