I’m on day 99 and working on my speech. My, “accomplishment isn’t anything special”, came to mind. It is “special” because you’re defeating nicotine. You killed your best friend. You learn nicotine isn’t your best friend. You struggle physically, mentally and emotionally. You are in a war against an enemy that’s attacking your brain. You’re winning. Most people will never understand, what we go through or went through. The rest will be too scared to try.
We should take pride in our quit. We defeat the most addictive poison you can ingest, daily. People can quit opioids but not nicotine. Think about the power that we reclaim every day. A toxin that hijacks our brain. We defeat this monster 1 day at a time.
I am 40 years old and started dipping when I was 15. I was 35 the first time I quit. I was clean for about 2.5 years and I started back. I quit 3 more times for a combined year. I even created a username but never posted roll. The difference this time. I am doing this strictly for me and full hearted. I find, the accountability of my quit group, extremely helpful. The friendships made with people in the same situation. The ability to help others. I pledge 1 day at a time to remain nicotine free for life.