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How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 29 Focusing on Positives and Priorities

Today is Day 29 in my personal quest to stop smoking the evil weed. It has not been without struggles and frustrations, but overall it has been fairly easy and I am very thankful that I’ve been able to take care of this terrible situation, due in big part to all the great support and encouragement I’ve had along the way.

I say ‘terrible situation’ because I feel more that a little guilty for all the time that I’ve squandered – even though those days are in my past. I no longer feel the need to slow down, ‘mellow out’ or dumb myself down – it doesn’t do anyone any good for me to do that.

Focus and clarity have been slowly creeping back into my brain – probably for the first time since I was a Little Leaguer and all I could and would ever think about was playing baseball. Not surprisingly, I was pretty good back then and although I did have a limited amount of success all the way up through my last game in semi-pro in San Diego when I snapped my humerous bone while throwing a fastball – my downfall started the day when I took my first toke (as a 12 year old). If you are a kid, or know one – PLEASE learn by my mistake and DON”T START smoking pot – at all. Not even one toke – not even once in awhile. It really is NOT cool and you run the risk of ending up like me – unemployed at age 50 and living in a garage. Let me tell you – it sucks!

The good news is that I am starting again and I am totally now focusing on my priorities: 1) Staying away from Pot – if I don’t, I know I’ll slip back into my old self and may never get clear again. To do this I know I must continue to eat healthy, exercise, read and write. 2) My daughter – my motto since she was born has been “It’s All About Jackie”. It’s even written above my door (in the previously mentioned garage). Now I really get to start living it. 3) My business with Solavei and – since nobody will seem to give me any work or even respond to employment inquiries and applications, I have found that I need to take matters into my own hands and work this great opportunity. My goal is to personally help 1,000 save money on their cell bills and/or help them make an extra $1000 or more each and every month.

Those are my three priorities and that’s where my focus is going. I do have a lot of other interests and involvement, but EVERYTHING else is secondary at this point. Sorry if that offends you or causes you questions, but that is the way that it needs to be – and the way that it is.

Thank you very much for your support and positive vibes.

How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 26 More Focus and The Pursuit of Happyness

Today is Day 26 in my personal quest to stop smoking medical marijuana. It isn’t that it did not help me with the chronic pain I suffer as a result from herniated discs in my neck (it really did), it’s more because I was not able to practice moderation and was constantly stoned day and night.

I was up to the wee hours this morning watching a great movie called “The Pursuit of Happyness” with Will Smith, due a double dog dare I took as a challenge last night. You can read about the dare and my thoughts on the movie at

Although it has seemed almost too easy for me to quit smoking pot thus far, I did find myself almost instinctively reaching for the pipe again tonight when I was a bit stressed and very tired – but I didn’t. I do have to think that making these videos and posting on the blog is helping to keep me on track – because I know I will have to check in and report on my progress (or lack thereof).

I have noticed that I am continually getting calmer and calmer each day, and although not in total control of my emotions (or road rage), I am getting much better. Also enjoying a lot better focus and starting to really work on what’s important – and after my daughter and this project, there is nothing more important to me than my goal with Solavei. My goal is to help 1,000 people save and/or earn extra money by sharing Solavei’s amazing cell phone service, which will have an amazing impact on their lives and the lives of their families. It’s very exciting stuff. If you are interested in being on of those 1,000 people you can visit

Apologies to our international viewers and visitors – Solavei is only currently available here in the US – but the good news is that it will start to get rolled out in Europe starting sometime in Q2 of this year!

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