December 08, 2012
Well, nothing. Except tangentially, because something else happened one year ago today. One year ago today was the last time I had a cigarette. It was surprisingly easy to quit, to be honest. It only took about six months for the urge to kill everybody I laid eyes on to fade.
However, this past Friday afternoon proved to be the toughest test of my anti-smoking resolve, and it happened completely by accident. I was just standing outside the Duck U Bookstore, enjoying the crisp and cool December air, when one of my friends joined me. We discussed football, as we always do, and she casually lit up a smoke.
Oh my, but it smelled goooooooooood. So good, in fact, I had to leave immediately. For a half-hour or so, it took everything I had NOT to go back outside and light one up myself... the worst urge I've had in months. But I didn't. It was close, but I didn't. Yay me.
One year down, the rest of my life to go.
I stopped drinking 20 years ago, and I still get the urge every now and then.
But staying dry is an achiement, and the longer I go, the bigger it is. It would be a huge thing to throw away, and that helps me. "If I drink tonight, I'll throw away 20 years of discipline, and I don't want to waste that."
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