Journal 4 - Annah Johnson EN 102 Professor Garcia Journal 4 Comfort In Addiction As of today I'm twelve weeks away from a year with zero cigarettes Zero

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Annah Johnson EN 102 Professor Garcia Journal 4 Comfort In Addiction As of today, I'm twelve weeks away from a year with zero cigarettes. Zero slip ups, zero mistakes, and zero give ins. I wish I could also say, ‘Zero cravings, zero battles with myself, and zero hours spent considering buying just one pack.’ There has been 40 straight weeks of me telling myself, ‘No, it's not worth it.’ Only to have my body rebuttal with the nervous shakes, stress headaches, and gaining 20 pounds from satisfying its oral fixation. So many people congratulate me, almost daily. Most of the people who know me know that I had been a pack a day kind of gal since before I could even purchase cigarettes on my own. It has been a huge vice for me since I was 16. I was always friends with the older kids who smoked, and would always let me join in on the fun. Smoking was a great way for me to compose myself, and a great way for me to escape from people. It began as a daily moment for myself. At 16 I would take my dog for a mile long walk, stash a cigarette in my pocket, and be sure to go right to the shower once I got back home. It was the only time in my day I didn’t have to talk to people, it felt good to be alone.
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