Still Seems Odd
In many ways it still seems odd to not carry around a pipe every day, and to not have it as a nearly constant companion. It had been such an integral part of my day-to-day activity. In some ways I miss it, and in others I do not.
I do seem to have more time in a day without taking out the time to indulge in my briar and pipe tobaccos. I also do tend to enjoy Friday, and the small amount of pipe time I allow myself each week more than I did just smoking my pipes whenever I wanted.
I have roughly a little over 2 1/2 weeks left of Lent. The "Lent" aspect of my 97.5% pipe tobacco free existance is, I know, a significant aspect of my success. I do want to continue in this 97.5% pipe tobacco free endeavor, and I really do need to firm up how I will view the actions in as faithful a fashion as I have during Lent, and as I have done with walking every day. I do not know how I will do that yet, but I must figure it out.