Tuesday, February 26, 2008

FOUR HOURS IN THE WOODS MEANDERING can give you a whole new lease on life!  I did this Sunday and am still carrying it around with me, if you know what I mean.  44 days quit and feeling, you guessed it, pretty tickled!  Today, I forgot to take my Chantix this am.  Figured it out once I was down the road too far to turn back.  I've been a bit edgy, but not as bad as I thought it would be.  I have become allergic to negative people, as of late.  Not my clients, mind you, mainly my co-workers.  We've recently undergone a change in management, and changes have been attempted and implemented.  I've observed my co-workers thru this process and have to say, for a bunch of therapists, a lot of them aren't coping too well!  These are the whiners, complainers, romanticizing yesterday-ers, etc.  I have learned a valuable lesson from this.  Even tho some of the changes have been difficult for me, as well, recognizing the inevitability of change, that the reasons for the changes are sound and in everyone's best interest, this helps me keep a positive outlook and I think overall I'm a lot happier for it (even tho I've quit smoking)!  I guess I've always been a bit of an optimist, and so far, life has worked out ok for me.  Thanks in large part to all the good folks here at DS, this quit seems to be going much smoother.  I LIKE quitting now, which is kind of a change for me.  Seems like other times were a struggle all the way thru!  I really do breathe MUCH easier.   Shoulda seen me tromping up those hills this weekend!  I like the way I smell, the way I've managed not to get a cold this season (YET, anyway - last year I was very sick with bronchitis three times from Jan. to Mar.), how I'm learning to enjoy other things (my new color book is the deal, but I'm running low on bubbles now), and I feel so FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!  (whee)