When I quit, I was smoking nearly 3 packs a day. Assuming a price of $5 a pack over the last 14 years...that's something like $75000. 🤢
She could have been selling bullshit, I don't know. But it stuck.
I ended up quitting a year or so later. mostly at the demand from my girlfriend at the time who I ended up marrying. She said she wanted to quit and she didn't want to date a smoker. So over the next 6 months, I kicked the habit.
Been smoke free for probably coming up on 14 years.
I still go outside with the smokers to socialize and all that jazz. But fuck did I save a lot of money these past 14 years.
When I was a smoker many moons ago...I remember going to hospital to see my mother who was in for heart issues. I was talking to the Nurse about it all and she said something to me that was striking concerning smoking and hospitalization.
Her: Do you smoke?
Me: Yes, I do.
Her: You'll want to quit before you have a surgery. It's more painful and recovery takes longer.
That conversation was ominous enough that I still think about from time to time.
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I don't know why, but I always get a bit sad when I go through inactive accounts that I have followed or have followed me.
I mean, I get it. The fedi can be a lonely place sometimes.
Sometimes, I feel like it's a bit of shouting into the void. Other times, I feel like it's a bit of Groundhog's day...where it's the same people and the same jokes/topics/etc. I'm going to wade through my federated timeline and looks for some new 🥩.
Who's your favorite follow right now?
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