I actually did it. I quit.

Motivation is what keeps me going everyday…So here’s one for you!

It all began a year ago for me. After months of trying to slow down on my full pack a day habit, I finished a day of school and went for it. I decided I was going to try my hardest to go for an entire week without buying a pack. This was not easy. I’d get aches in my stomach because all I wanted was to go buy my pack of Marlboro 27s. It was a horrible addiction. I say now that if I were to pick up a cigarette again it would be like asking someone to put handcuffs on me for the rest of my life. This is not a message telling you that cigarettes are bad. This is a message where I am trying to let you know, you can quit. If you feel stuck. You feel like it is just something that you have to do…think again. It is not. It is not easy to quit either…but realize that you are the one in control of your actions. Realize that you choose everyday to continue a habit that whether you believe it or not is killing you slowly but surely. Not even just on a health level but I think it was negative on my mental health. I knew people died from it everyday but I felt like I wasn’t actually capable of quitting. I don’t know about you but I want to live as long as possible and enjoy the time I have in this beautiful world of ours. It is hard when you are in the fogg and you are the addict but I believe that if you only can try and see what you are really capable of you will then begin to realize the possibilities that life has to offer. You are stronger than you think. You can do whatever you want. Overcome your fears. Try something that takes you out of your comfort zone. If you don’t try you will never know and you will most likely always look back.

I am never looking back. I will never put another cigarette to my mouth. It was a life lesson. It was a true test of what I am capable of. It was only the beginning of the journey in getting to know myself better.

Have you overcome something and looked back and thought, man, that taught me something truly valuable about myself?

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