I started writing when I gave up smoking, started blogging, because the subject was important to me -until then I didn’t even know I liked writing. That’s why my blog is called “The Happy Quitter” because it all begun when I gave up smoking after 35 years.
This section of my blog might interest you if you just gave up smoking as well; or if you decided to do so in the future.
“Every time I get used to something, I turn around and she changes it”, that’s one of my husband’s favorite’s statement. “She” would be me and “he” would be the wonderful man I am married to, and, as much I hate to admit it, “he” would be right. I have rearranged our living room -again- just recently and surprised him with it. His second favorite statement about me is a little bit more private. “I wake up with a brunette and go to bed with a blonde” a humorous remark, about how often I changed my hairstyle and the color over the last 30 years. What can I say, “addicted to the bottle” might come to mind.
I was wondering about my blog, I would like to keep it alive. I can tell by the emails and views of my older posts, that there are still many smokers out there -all over the globe- who want to quit as well. There is still so much to talk about, that involves the tobacco industry and the politics around it. There is always “smoking news”, especially when it comes to the industries newest toy the e-cigarette. I would like to continue to write about it, but not on a daily base.
I did what I wanted to do; I paid it forward for one year and stayed focused in my quit by doing so.
BUT…there is so much more to The Happy Quitter than just my smoking past. I am a goofball with serious moments, o a serious goofball. I am a rambler and talker, a student and a teacher, a reader and a blogger. I have so much on my mind and none of it has anything to do with smoking. Books, music, history, places I visited and cultures I was allowed to explore. I am an agnostic believer, a feminist, who believes in spoiling her husband rotten. I am an animal activist and a first generation immigrant. I was born and raised in Europe and English is my second language. So, please be gentle with me and kindly overlook all the mistakes I am going to make…and yes, you might “hear” an accent now and then.
I am a European in America. There are some tough subjects, that I would like to write about. There are humorous stories that I would like to share.
So, guess what? I am going to rearrange my blog a little bit. Will change the categories, will throw stuff around and will bug you all with the new ideas :-).
I can’t believe it, but my little blog got named on of the Top Smoking Cessation blogs 2015, 2016 and 2017. What an honor it is, thank you Healthline!