Detox













For the past several years I've bounced back and forth between a healthy/unhealthy lifestyle. I will quit smoking, start running again, practice yoga, feel terrific...and then something lousy will happen and I'll buy an pack of American Spirits, foolishly telling myself I can have one now and then. Before long I am back out on some stoop smoking like it's my job.

Day four, smoke free! Encouraging comments (and success stories) welcome - although reminders that "smoking is disgusting", however true, aren't very helpful to me.


















Camilla Engman, once I was a smoker

9 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Jen, I was once a devoted smoker and I quit and I'm sure when you do you will be so proud of yourself! Drinking water is a great idea and being good to yourself is important too!
I especially like your title Glassine and your image for your Etsy shop...just great looking.
Oh, I am Mary Ann and I'm not sure how I found your blog but I am glad I did...your work is wonderful!
Mary Ann

Jen Bradford said...

Thanks so much Mary Ann! We have something else in common - my Mom's birthday is August 17th as well. I chose that day to quit.

Leslie said...

Hi Jen: I am really enjoying your blog. I love the art you find to share, and the art you create. You can do this. You future self thanks you!

Jen Bradford said...

Hi Leslie - thanks for taking the time to say hey and give me a boost. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog!

Camilla Engman said...

I was a smoker for over 15 years. Then it got to embarrassing to smoke, sneaking around. So I decided to quit, it was much easier than I thought it would be. I've been happy about it for years now. (I still smoke a small cigarr once in a while :)

Jen Bradford said...

I'd long since stopped smoking in the apartment, or inside at the studio - but having to go outside, sometimes in the pouring rain or driving snow like a big dope was truly embarrassing.

Some bad headaches, but so far so good!

marcia Miner said...

Jen, you have brought me and hundreds of others a great deal of pleasure with your blog. Now we are all standing doing the wave for you and yelling ...Go girl! You can do it!! And you will.

xxoo
Marcia

Jen Bradford said...

Thanks Marcia!
I'm still foggy-headed, but have (almost) made it through day six. Rah rah...

Jen Bradford said...

In case you were afraid to ask... I'm still on the wagon. Two weeks yesterday!