The Tale of the Little Green Monster

I’ve never met most of the people who read this blog, so you can’t know this about me, but I was a heavy smoker for more than thirty years, Rochi even longer, both of us for our entire adult lives. I’ve always been careful not to mention smoking here, fearing people would think less of me because of it. (Yes, I’m that much of a weenie.) Add that to the lengthy list of reasons to quit.

PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERAAnd quit we did, just over a month ago. I have a lot to say about that but it may take some time before I’m ready. The little green monster who lives behind my left ear still jabs my brain with his pointy pitchfork every now and then, giving me a “Ka-Pow!” moment. I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and send out thoughts of gratitude for dopamine replacement therapy.

Wish me luck. Or better yet, wish me strength.

5 thoughts on “The Tale of the Little Green Monster”

  1. Arg, quitting in Japan must be like being perpetually hungry and watching people all around you pile their plates high. My utmost sympathies and ガンバ、ガンバ、ガンバ。(≧∇≦)

    1. Thanks, darlin’. Yes, it’s hard to get away from it. I’m turning into a mouth breather. がんばります!

    1. I still feel like a smoker who isn’t smoking rather than a non-smoker, but give it time. Thanks for the support!

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