It's been one year since I last smoked a cigarette and I haven't looked back since. Originally, I was only quitting for a couple days until congestion in my chest cleared up that came about because of the flu. I was about to light one up for the first time after three days when I stopped myself. I just went an entire weekend without a cigarette, my chest was cleared up, I was feeling better. No, that's not what really got me to quit, it was a challenge. Now, after three days, I wanted to see how long I could go without one. Well, I haven't cheated and I haven't succumbed to the few times I was tempted. I did not use drugs, patches or gum to quit, it was all pure will power. Five years ago, I would have laughed at anyone who told me I would quit, let alone cold turkey. Of course, I wouldn't be celebrating this anniversary if never would have started in the first place. My house smells better, I smell better and I feel free. I just saw a sign at a gas station advertising a pack of Marlboro for $5.31. I am saving some good money. Have a good weekend.