Smoke Free - Introduction

I've been a smoker for over a decade now.  I started when i was 16 and got my driver's license.  Having a car made it easy to leave the house and conceal the smoking.  The habit got worse when i moved away to college and was on my own entirely for the first time.  It didn't help that we were allowed to smoke in our dorm rooms!

Anyways, through college and thereafter the smoking habit has never left.  It's the one thing in my life that i really don't feel like i have control over.  It's gotten to a point where it's affected me physically, mentally, financially, and otherwise.  It's time that i get this habit under control.

I must admit that this challenge has been on my mind from the very start but i haven't been strong enough to seriously give it a try.  However, when asking myself, "which challenge would provide the most benefit?" quitting smoking rang loudly and quickly.  

After 21 days is over, i can't say i'll never smoke again.  That's not the point though.  It's more about proving to myself that i'm able.

This challenge chose me.  I didn't choose it.  The fun begins in the morning.  In the meantime, i'll enjoy a smoke or two before the night is out.