According to my quit smoking app I’ve been cigarette free for 22 days. That’s just over 3 weeks. I’ve tried to quit smoking many times before but it never worked. I am not nicotine free since now I am vaping with 12 mg, but I would like to gradually reduce the nicotine content of my e liquids. I have to say for me it’s not cheaper than smoking. I used to spend about 40 euro a month for tobacco (aldi) and filter tubes. While e liquid in the shop is about 4.50 euro and it doesn’t last very long. My previous try outs I used an online shop where they sell it cheaper, like 2.5 euro but they don’t ship anymore to Belgium (Why???). But I am good with vaping. The only down parts is I am not getting any sun anymore (meaning I don’t go out to the garden to have my smoke). Actually I really don’t get out much.
I’ve been working out (yay!) until I recently fell down the stairs with my slippery slippers ( I am still thinking about what to do, replace them or keep using them and risking another slide, they are lovely, just not safe), so I have done nothing since then, being blue (literary) and hurting. But coming Monday I will restart. I am lifting (for me) heavy weights now. Okay I didn’t last more than 1 repetition with the 20 kilo bench press but I did with the squats and barbell row. Just beginning so, so far so good right?
I failed at my 1 year buy-clothing-ban. I already did in the summer when I went to the beach. I have since June bought 3 pieces. A cardigan, a short and a dress. It is still a lot less then I used to (buying clothes like every 2 weeks, no wonder I was broke all the time) but I failed and could do better. Lots of things could be better.
I hope I can get my driving license end August or September. I still haven’t practiced parking. I know I should but I never feel like it. So this is another working point.
I also plan to look for work once I have the license, wether I am feeling good or really bad. I’ve stayed at home so long doing nothing. There’s an open position at our local hospital for medical office assistance. I would like to do that but don’t have the degree. Also it’s only part time and I want full time. Otherwise I would have applied anyway. Job 5 minutes from home seemed like a great idea.
Once I have a job I want to study IT from home. It would take me six year but there’s a future in it. As a research lab technician I already have to commute at least 50 km to get a job. With public transport it takes 3 hours going and back. I don’t see myself doing that. I also don’t want to leave my parents place yet as it is ideal to save up money not paying rent. I want my own house one day.
I’ve started living a more conscious life, meaning I understand there is to much plastic in our world messing up oceans and producing toxins in out food and water. Although I would like to live zero waste free it is really hard. I want one day to make my own soaps and shampoo and conditioner, etc. I already use reusable shopping bags and produce bag but switching my toothbrush for a bamboo one hasn’t happened yet. And although there are many things I am willing to change, I am not so sure about home made toothpaste on a stick.
My ideal home would be minimalistic ( I know, I have lots of stuff) and ecological. These are things I am growing into.
I have lots of things to improve and do, as my friend always says “one step at a time”.