I was nominated, as always, by Suze to do something new. Again. This whacky woman loves to drag me into these nominating things, but she knows I refuse to nominate people because I don’t like bugging people, I think she just likes seeing me go off on a whacky tangent about unintelligible things. She seems to really immerse herself in my writing when I blather on about inanities during a nomination post! Either that or she likes all the flattery I write about her… Maybe I should stop. I haven’t decided yet.
Either way! Today is about 3 things! First off, this is my 1 year blogging anniversary! HIP HIP HOORAY!
Secondly, this is about a post from my first day of blogging and a little thing I’m currently working on!! Okay – rule time. I guess… >_> Darn silly Suze and her nominations always having rules.
Here are the Rules:
– No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)
– Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs). I curse Suze with a billion caterpillars… In cocoons !
– Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
– Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
– Tag…um…five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge. Yea, I’m so not doing that, kiss my tuckas.
– Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog. Sure, I’ll do that in invisible ink.
– Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post. There is a badge?! WHERE?! I LOVE BADGES!
– Include “the rules” in your post. Uhg I hate rules.
Well … Onto my first ever post. It was a bit of a doozy.
I have been facing a dilemma for some time now, and I have yet to come up with a solution. I have a habit, you see, a very bad habit that seems to be common among a great portion of the world. Most people in their mid twenties to their mid thirties and the generation before that grew up with this bad habit, before there was ample research done to see just how bad it really is. Most who had wise parents who sought the information tried to stop their children from starting this bad habit before it became a life long grudgingly horrid constant in their lives, but growing up with it… Well that makes it hard, and when you grow up with friends that do it, it becomes appealing until you realize you too can’t seem to stop.
You see, I am a smoker. I have been trying to quit for a year almost. I’ve tried the cold turkey, I have tried patches and gums, I even managed once to quit. Sadly that was short lived and in vain, since at that time I was living with chainsmokers. It wasn’t long before I was back on the smoking bandwagon and feeling miserable all over again. The frustration of trying to quit something so addicting and the sensation of feeling so useless because every tactic doesn’t seem to work.. It can be very overwhelming for a person who just wants to be healthier and happier.
As the ongoing struggle continues, I keep reminding myself that one day I will be free of this habit. I will not give up on stopping, no matter how vain my attempts may be. I know that at the end of this long and dreadfully miserable journey, happiness and a healthier me is waiting.
So there is my original post, kind of disappointing and depressing and bleh. I have good news though! My husband and I decided this weekend, on the eve of our 5 year anniversary of being together, that we’re going to work together! Here’s the post I put on my blog Facebook page on March 12th, our 5th year anniversary.
Awesome, right? Full of hope and joy and excitement and frustration all at the same time! WOOHOO! I’ve only had 1 cigarette in the past 48 or so hours! So in celebration of not just 1 anniversary but 2 anniversaries, I want to make a shout out to all the people who read my blog and say thank you. Thank you for being here, thank you for reading my insane ramblings, and finally thank you for being you.
If anyone would like to take on this challenge, you can self-nominate like Suze did! Love you all!!!