I hope you had a great New Year’s Eve! I hope it was safe and you didn’t do anything you’ll regret tomorrow. Now that 2012 is gone and a new year is here, what are your plans? Will you be making resolutions? Will you finally get off the couch and start running? Will you start being nicer? Stop drinking? What about all you smokers out there? Will you finally realize that smoking is a nasty habit? Not to mention, it is costly and what is probably the icing on the cake, it’ll eventually kill you. That’s not cool. Who wants to die? I know I don’t. I know I will eventually but I rather not go that way. You don’t have to listen to me. It’s okay if you smoke. I’ve said it before. It’s your choice. I am not going to shun you or look down on you because you smoked. I smoked. I never cared and never listened to people when they pointed out the facts I just listed above. I liked smoking. I enjoyed it. I was aware of the repercussions and the damage I was doing to myself. But that didn’t matter. I liked the relaxing feeling smoking gave me. I enjoyed waking up and going outside, a coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other. It was a great feeling. No one was going to make me quit. If I was going to quit smoking, it wasn’t going to be because you said I should. I will quit when I want to. When I am ready, I will quit. When you’re ready, you will too. The question you need to ask yourself, are you ready this year?