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Today is Day 15 in my quest to stop smoking marijuana. I’ve made it successfully through my first two weeks! The support community on the blog is growing and there’s a lot of great positive support being shared around the globe.
This quest has not been without it’s challenges – I have been extra cranky and irritable and I’m sure I’ve pissed off a number of people. I’ve also alienated my own mother, and even though it was regarding another issue, I’m sure she’s blaming it on “withdrawals”.
I’m finding that I’m not really suffering through physically withdrawals (at least I don’t think I am – but I guess the irritability refutes that), but that I just have to fight the habit of turning to pot when I get upset or frustrated. Even though I have a stash close by – I haven’t turned to it once. I keep telling myself that I am striving for optimal health and that is not possible when smoking anything.
Some really, really good things are happening, but at the same time I do realize that I desperately need to find another way to cope with the daily pain that I endure due to herniated discs in my neck. Come to think about it, I’m not really sure if I am irritable from pot withdrawals – or simply from being in almost constant pain …
At any rate, the amount of support that I’ve been getting during the past week (since I went public with YouTube videos and sent a very personal email to 4,628 of my closest friends) has been amazing. There is no way I can let y’all down! Thank you very much – I am so grateful!
Wow – not sure I should have done this … I really value the great advice in Jerry Dorsman’s Book “How to Quit Drugs For Good” and he said NOT to tell everyone, but of course in my own contradictory style, I had to ignore his great advice.
This video is probably the most humbling video I have ever made. It may cause me some problems, will definitely bring up a lot of questions and will definitely make some people raise their eyebrows. Guess what? I’m still glad that I did it – and it seems to have lifted a great weight off of my shoulders.
I’m not ready to admit I’m a pot addict (because I know I can and have changed), but definitely acknowledge that I have to fight addictive behaviors – and that I need to keep myself from using marijuana – medical or otherwise.
Anyway, take a look at the video if you’d like and let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear from you.