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How I Quit Smoking Pot: Day 43 Please Don’t Join the Pity Party

Today is the 43rd day since I last smoked marijuana. Overall things are good, but I have been more than a little depressed lately.

A few days ago I launched my first ever crowd funding campaign – a project on Indiegogo to help fund the costs of a movie I am making called “Bellevue: It’s a Beautiful View”. I sent out the announcement to 4,837 of my closest friends – I mean subscribers to my news website for Bellevue Business Journal. Three days later I have exactly ZERO contributions – NO support – not one cent. I am sure I am taking this too personally, but it’s hard not to after spending much of the last 10 years promoting local businesses, non-profits and people.

I’m not asking for your sympathy – and especially do NOT want you to join my little pity party. But if you would like to give me some feedback on how I might improve the crowd funding campaign – I would love to hear it. You can find it by Googling “Bellevue – It’s a Beautiful View” or just go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bellevue-it-s-a-beautiful-view-a-short-film-featuring-bellevue-washington/x/7908144

There seem to be a ton of things that have been getting me down lately, but I’m not going to let them send me back to the bong or the joint or even a vaporizer. I am committed to staying off of pot so that I can continue to clean up my life and write it for you.

This week I have started playing some tennis and notice that my legs (especially my knees) are not quite working like they used to. I’m wondering if they will come back at all as I get used to playing again, or as an old guy, need to get used to playing on rickety wheels? Do you have any experience with this?

To finish off this video, I’d really like to be able to tell you about something really, really good that is happening, but I just cannot divulge it quite yet. Don’t mean to string you along, but – I just cannot spill the beans until next month …

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