3 Years With The Coin – Don’t Leave Home Without It

Chewie's Silver HOF Coin3 years ago today I woke up on a Monday morning and decided that I was done.  I was done being a dipper.  My 53 day old son was sleeping and I went about my morning routine but something was different… I was going to attempt something that I’d never done before – to really quit dipping.  After 17 years something had to be done.

As I sit here writing this today I’m still quit.  It’s been a long journey (1,097 days today but who’s counting?) that is no where near done.  I still think about dip every day but I’m no longer craving.  In fact I can’t tell you the last time that I had a craving.  These days I have a thought about a dip and brush it off like an annoying mosquito.  It’s no longer an option.  I don’t do that shit anymore.

This next part is going to sound like a sales pitch – believe me, it’s not.

Three years later my morning routine is pretty similar.  Wake up, shower, shave, etc.  Nowadays I’m normally talking to my 3 year old while getting ready in the morning.  On the way out of the house there are 4 things that I absolutely NEED to have with me: money clip, wallet, phone & HOF Coin.  My coin is so important to me that if I realize I’ve left the house without it I’ll literally turn around and go home.  I’ve ripped the house apart in the past looking for it cause I’ve misplaced it.  It’s a way for me to keep my quit close.  It’s always in my pocket, always there for me as a reminder of my quit.   Like I said before this isn’t a sales pitch, but it’s an item that’s become one of my most prized possessions – just like my quit.

I want to thanks everyone at KTC for making this possible for me… I absolutely couldn’t have done it without you.  On to year #4!

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