I started smoking nine years ago. I’m turning 33 so you do the math. It was easy and relaxing. So, how did I start? I ask permission from my mom if I could join her for smoke and she said yes. I was surprised ‘because I was expecting her to say no and that I wasn’t old enough to start (yeah at 24). I enjoyed smoking! Whenever I feel tense, I smoke. If I’m sad or troubled, I light a cigarette then all is well. It was like magic whenever I smoke. I can think clearly, I can decide quickly and most of all I feel powerful and sexy!
But why did I quit?
Here are some of the reasons why I quit smoking:
1. My eating habits got affected. It made me thin then stout. It was a weight destroyer!
2. I started to hate the smell of my mouth not just my breath.
3. My teeth became yellowish.
4. I get sick the next day after I finish 6 to 8 sticks.
I never thought that I would fall in love with coffee. I’m a tea person by the way. My dad drinks tea everyday. His favorite was Lipton Tea. I started drinking tea without the knowledge of my parents when I was in third grade. My friend Myra encouraged me to drink tea because it’s good for the health. Since then, I always had time for tea. Then different kinds of coffee shops sprung like mushrooms and changed everything! In college I would go to any coffee shop just to drink coffee or have a shot of espresso then leave. All these changed when my sister Anna introduced me to Starbucks. She taught me to hang out in that place just to enjoy and relax and have an intimate conversation with her. And that’s how I first enjoyed and fell in love with coffee! It is important that I enjoy my coffee without time and worries in my mind. Time does not exist whenever I’m at a coffee shop (especially Starbucks) so I would not worry about anything like work or deadlines! Since then, I always have a cup of coffee to start my day .
By the way, my sister Anna does not drink coffee.