I’m a quitter. I’ve been doing this “quit thing” now for nearly 3 years. My wife is happy to have me quit. My folks and my kids are happy to have me quit. My friends are happy that I’m no longer spitting all the time. But none of them realize what it’s been like to quit for these past three years. Only the people on the forums know what that means. Only they understand what it means to post roll on a daily basis. Only they realize what it means to be really quit.
I was on a road trip the other day with a co-worker and he was asking about the site. As I talked about it I realized just how happy I am to be quit. On top of that there was something else there that I’d never really felt – pride. I’m proud of what we’ve done together. We’ve quit. We still work on it on a daily basis but we did it. We’re quit.
Please notice that I don’t say “I” quit. This is a group effort and that’s why it works. I believe that more now than I ever have. It’s why I’m on the site every day. Are there people out there who are able to quit on their own without a support group? Sure there are. But that’s not me. I wasn’t strong enough to get it done on my own. Now that I’m nearing 3 years quit I’m not going to forget about the people that got me here.
If you’re reading this with a big fattie in I’ll ask one question: Why?
Come over the quit side of the street. It’s a great place to be.