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The world keeps changing. Some of these changes are good and others not so good. Sometimes I find myself fighting change, even when I know some of those changes are good for me. Afterall, I am very stubborn and I do not like being told what to do. This year I have decided to make one of the biggest changes in my life. I am going to stop fooling myself and let go of a very dear friend who has been with me for over 35 years. Over the years this friend has left me several times, but has always returned as a big thorn in my side. I have become a slave and an addict. It has gotten to the point where I have to take this friend with me every where, and if my friend is not welcome where I am going, then I prefer not to go. My friend stinks, costs a fortune to entertain, has become anti-social and is literally making me sick. I have forgotten all the reasons why we had become friends in the first place, except for the fact that all the cool kids hung around the same crowd. I know that I have not stuck around out of loyality or misguided trust. I am just afraid as most addicts are. Afraid of the changes and afraid that living in a world without, I will wake up and no longer know who I am. It is time for me to stop being afraid and to let go. If you have ever been an addict than you know what I am talking about. Realising that this so called friend has never been anything but an enemy is the first step. I have to kill this ex-friend before it kills me. I am talking about NICOTINE.
I have decided to quit smoking and I am going to briefly share my progress with you every Wednesday. Your support is needed, because believe me, this is not an easy thing to do! My body can not handle cold turkey so I have changed my smoking habits, and cut way down. Next week I am going over to patches, the next step towards freedom. Having faith in myself and the will to succeed, I start a new journey towards a healthier and richer life.Wish me luck!
Now on to some other things. Do not forget the upcoming blogfest and bookfair to support Diabetes on Labor Day week-end, check it out Here and get your copy of Open Doors for free. My first short story called Secrets of the Ash Tree is being published in this anthology along with other great stories.
Ciara Knight has a new book release, Weighted. It is all over the internett these days. Congrats Ciara!
"BREAKTHROUGH: THE ADVENTURES OF CHASE MANHATTAN by Stephen Tremp will be free for (2) days on Amazon Aug 22-23rd. Be sure to grab your copy by visiting his website!
Roland Yeomans has a new collection of short stories you have to check out!
Angela Orlowski-Peart has revealed her new book cover and make sure to come back on Monday to join E.J.Wesley's big book cover reveal party.
For all of you who are starting school this week and next, I wish you luck....AND to my blogging buddy who has also quite smoking I wish her the best of luck. Go ahead guys, hop on over to her blog and give her some words of encouragement, she won't bite... don't think so anyways.........LINK TO A CRAZY WORLD
Do you have an addiction or know someone that does? How do you battle it?
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