Healthline has nominated the best Quit Smoking Blogs of 2017 and again, I am one of them, even though I hardly write about smoking anymore.
We just celebrated my husband’s one-year quit anniversary. Just like me a few years earlier, he quit with ease. He had a few tough moments at the beginning, had some small temper tantrums and a few pity parties but none of it lasted long. The weight he gained after he quit has disappeared and is chocolate consumption is back to normal -if it ever has been normal, to begin with.
We didn’t make a big deal out of his 1-year quit anniversary, we celebrated his birthday a few days later because it was more important.
Now we are truly a smoke-free house. Our friends don’t even remember that we both smoked once. He puffed for 46 years and I smoked for 35 years; cigarettes are just a relic of our past, like the funny bell bottoms we wore once or the goofy haircuts we had so many years ago. Neither one of us can understand why we smoked, neither one of us feels the need to go back. Why would we?
I don’t write about smoking and quitting anymore, and the way it looks like I don’t have to. My most read posts on this blog are the ones I wrote during the first year of my QUIT, with the exception of my “design” post about the Sistine Chappel and a bitch post about Cathleen Jenner.
Posts, with only a handful of LIKES -due to the lack of followers back then- are now the most read ones. Smokers from all over the world seem to want to know how I did it, and that is the best, and highest reward I could ever have asked for.
Not a day goes by, without at least one click on one of my very first posts. Who would have thought?
It’s not about the LIKES and the numbers of FOLLOWERS, in the end, it’s only about the people we are able to reach. Knowing that I might have helped someone makes me smile.
I have been asked to put my quit smoking journey into a Quit-Smoking-Book and I am thinking about it -if there only would be more hours in a day.
I am truly THE HAPPY QUITTER and forever a Nonsmoking Ladybug!