This year will be me and the hubs 10 year "anniversary" of being together (we'll be married 7 years in April). This year will also be the five year anniversary of me quitting smoking! Woooo Hooo!! Actually, come to think of it - those two anniversaries that I just wrote about will fall on the exact day. I smoked for 12 years and quit when I was 28. That's a long time! Seriously, I was just a few years shy of smoking half of my life.
Anyways - back to where I was going with this. I tried to quit a few
times before but this last time worked because I was just over it. That's the winning ingredient - being over it. You can't quit unless you are 1,000% ready to. When I
think of it now, I almost can't believe that I even started. When you
first smoke, your body tries to reject the smoke by making you damn near cough
out your lungs. The first two or three times I smoked I had to lay down
for 30 minutes each time because the cigarette gave me such a stomach
ache. What did I do the next day? I smoked another one. First if
you don't succeed, try and try again! I was such an idiot. I wanted
to be with the "in" kids. What? Everyone was doing
This wasn't the last time I was 'peer-pressured' into something. I was
peer-pressured into getting my nose pierced. Yeah, let's talk about
it. I was with some friends and we stopped by this guy's piercing shop
and he had all the nose piercing paraphernalia ready to go - then the chick backed out at the
last minute. Since everything was sterilized and ready to be punched out
I got it done for free - and it hurt. Eyes watered like crazy, nose got swollen - I kept on accidentally rubbing it because my hands have a mind of their own and they would grab my nostril curious of why it hurt...then it'd hurt worse. Stupid hands. I actually think my nose piercing is
super cute and I will probably keep it forever. Can you picture it?
80 year old Amber rocking a nose stud!
Since my fingers obviously have ADD, let’s go back to the original message of
this posting. Smoking - or the contrary - NOT smoking. Today is No Smoking Day...in the UK. I think this is an awesome
campaign and the US should totally follow suit and have a day dedicated to it. Or shit, go back to those creepy as commercials of all of the people pretending to be dead outside of Phillip Morris, Inc - representing how many people are killed annually from smoking.
Support our British neighbors across the pond and put out your 'fags'.