The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Maybe I am Learning Something...

I just arrived home from a trip to see my elderly father-in-law and I feel pleasant.  I am finishing the second bowl of pipe tobacco as I write this.  It is, yes, pleasant, but it is not the amazing event I was sort of anticipating.  That may be a pretty damn good thing in reality.  Now that I am on day 10 of my journey, it seems different than my previous attempt at refraining.  Previously, I was acutely aware of every moment without my pipe, an. I longed to be reunited with it on those days I allowed it.  This time, the previous seven days were not so rough.  

It was not a chore to refrain like it was previously, nor was it a joyful epiphany to again engage with the pipe.  It was nice, but it did not feel mandatory!  

I am actually a little bit eager to see what this next week of refraining will bring.  If it is like the past week, I will be able to maintain my 97.5% reduction in consumption.  Perhaps I will find it continuing to be fairly straight forward to do?  That would be wonderful! 

Perhaps an old dog CAN learn new tricks!  I am not sure how to explain my success thus far, but I like it.  It is nice that my desire for the pipe is not a 24/7 sort of thing this time thus far.  Probably tomorrow will be a bit more challenging with it being Saturday and being also the day after indulging, but I am at least thinking it will be manageable, and I look to my desire to decline again like it did this week.  

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1 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

I've managed to cut back on my smoking some the last few days, my lungs like that.

Hey, have a good St. Pat's day.

Monday, 17 March, 2014  

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