Just posting to let people know that I haven’t expired or anything of that nature, just haven’t felt the urge to write a whole lot and working on my quitting smoking. I really think that I have a “one event” buffer in my brain and I am determined to get away from tobacco.
Celebrated my 66th Birthday on the 20th and I will have to say that I am very surprised that I have lived this long sometimes. Went out to lunch with the family and just generally had a great time being with them. That’s always a good thing. It’s not like we don’t live in the same area, however, our schedules are such that it really does make it hard to get together with them sometimes.
I knew that quitting smoking was going to be a challenge and it sure hasn’t let me down. From what I have gathered from others that have quit smoking recently, that urge and craving takes a huge amount of time to get to where it is tolerable. Sure, I’ve had a few slip-ups, which I anticipated, and have managed to yank myself away from them without feeling like I am failing. Switched over to utilizing e-cigs and now that I have figured out the nicotine levels and what not, it has gotten a bit easier to deal with. I know that I am feeling pretty good about myself in the fact that I am feeling a whole lot better physically already and a lot of it has to do with the mindset and the support from my friends and family.
I have really kind of put Draenor on ignore for the last couple of weeks and finding myself enjoying the World of Warcraft a lot more running around on my alts and just leveling along. Of course, it would be less frustrating if I could make myself stay on one character until I got them to the level that I want and need. I still have quite a few “free” boosts that I haven’t used yet and I’m not exactly sure when I will use them at this point. I know that on my other boosted characters that the magic seemed to disappear with the boost – I missed going through the whole process of leveling and getting to check out the various class mechanics that I haven’t played before or at least haven’t played in a while. Half the fun of reaching level cap is the journey to get there and that feeling of accomplishment when you get there.
I’m still working on Loremaster and having a good time with that still. I hope to get back into my routine of writing again next week when things settle down a bit more. I know that I have missed writing the stories and such, however, I am finding that if I can get totally immersed in the game, it’s a lot easier to not think about my addiction to tobacco.
Have a good one and see you in-game!