instead of waiting until end of november to quit smoking, i decided to start with thanksgiving day. armed this time with patches, nicotine gum, regular gum, gummy bears… i had an anxiety filled day yesterday morning, making all kinds of undesirable decisions which ended up really irritating someone i really care about. i’m so grateful that after calming down a bit he and i were able to talk through things. haha. it’s good to know good communication skills can be learned. as for quitting smoking, i have the support of smoking cessation industry, friends prayers, friends confidence and determination that cannot be deterred to quit smoking this time for real!