quitter

avocado green single pendant by jaime jo fisher
i quit smoking.

before you clap and cheer, know that it has only been 35 days. and i had pharmaceutical help. and i’ve promised myself that if i make it to my 70th year, i can pick it back up (assuming cigarettes still exist in 35 years. oh lord, please say they will.)

as a reward, i’ve taken the money i would have spent on my habit and put it towards this avocado green single pendant necklace by jaime jo fisher. and if i make it another 35 days, i may just buy myself another necklace!

jaime jo also has an etsy shop… careful, you may become addicted…

16 responses to “quitter”

  1. jess says:

    This is too too fantastic!

  2. molly says:

    Good for you Jen! I love your pledge to take up the habit again when you are 70. My husband’s aunt made a new years resolution to start drinking more again as she got older. Smart lady.

    Yes, keep up with the rewards system. It is a beautiful system.

  3. Anna says:

    I know you’ve been trying on and off for a while so I think 35 days is certainly something to celebrate. And lordy, that’s a phenomenal necklace! Well worth skipping the cigs. Can you imagine your jewelry collection if you keep this up!?!

  4. Krissy says:

    Good for you darling! I do hope you get another necklace… And another… And another!

  5. Chandler says:

    Congrats on kicking the habit and finding a much better one!

  6. heather smith jones says:

    That’s awesome! I think it’s nice to reward yourself with something so pretty.

  7. vanessa says:

    that is an awesome necklace.
    and what Anna syas, your jewlery collection is going to be rockin if you keep it up!

  8. jenn says:

    Congrats… her work is beautiful!

  9. Florcita says:

    Congrats to you! I quit 5 yrs ago. From one day to the other… it was a challange actually. I was smoking a pack a day (since I was 14… and by the time I quit I was 25). My husband -also then a smoker- challenged me to quit cold turkey… I made it, he relapsed and now quit again 2 yrs ago. I still have no idea how I did it. I didn’ t use patches or gum or anything. You know what I did… I walked. I had soooo much energy after I quit that I couldn’ t sleep. I was walking up walls. So I decided to go for walks everyday after work… 5km…10km… and it felt so good because all of a sudden I was able to do all this without feeling like I was going to die! LOL I felt healthy again. I know it sounds silly, but I did. Im now at the point in which smoke bothers me… the smell on my clothes stuff like that…
    So, good luck to you… if I did it, you can as well…. just concentrate and put your energy onto something else so you don’ t think about it all the time.
    THat necklace is gooooorgeous!

  10. Sara says:

    Congratulations! And OMG that necklace is gorgeous. I checked out her Etsy and everything she makes is beautiful.

  11. jackie says:

    By damn I am going to clap and cheer! And I’m going to be in your cheering support section all the way even til you’re 70 – I’ve already admitted I’m stalking you!
    With jewelry like that as an incentive, I think you’ve come up with an awesome, tangible reward system!

  12. kim says:

    lovely title and story. bravo!

  13. aimee says:

    my brain is having a hard time deciding which to comment on first – kudos to you for quitting smoking, or this unbelievable necklace!

  14. jennifer lorton says:

    What a great reward, it is wonderful! Congratulations, on quitting and the necklace.

  15. Shona~ LALA dex press says:

    One day I just quit, I was tired of these things controlling my life + I’m paying a corporation to slowly kill me! That was years ago. I used to be so afraid of not getting that first cig with my morning coffee, now when I pass by a cloud of smoke I wonder how I ever did that myself. PLUS you + your clothes will smell so much better!

    There are far more benefits to not smoking, you know it + you’ll realize it yourself.

    p.s. ex-smokers are pains in the ass

  16. julia says:

    you rock. seriously. 35 days is HUGE!! seriously HUGE. and who cares if you had help. we all need help. really. i am so proud of you.

    also, that necklace is effing beautiful! really.

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