Thursday, February 10, 2011

9 Whole Months


Today, I'm celebrating the 9 month anniversary of the day that I last smoked a cigarette.  At one point today, I really wanted a cigarette.  I was upset and frustrated with underwriters who keep putting hurdles between me and the house I'm trying to buy.  My old habit haunted me.  It would have been so easy to pick up a cigarette to calm the upset and frustration.

But I didn't.  And I confessed the want to my youngest daughter.  She said she was proud of me because I'm such a strong person. 

I don't usually think of it that way.

But yes.  It has been nine whole months.

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  1. Thanks for being an inspiration to me Dawn. You really ARE an incredibly strong woman!

  2. Thanks, Heather! It's always nice to know that others see me that way, even when such a stupid habit makes me feel (on occasion) so weak!