By: Hogga

Travellers are hardcore mutha fuckers! I’ve seen them challenge themselves at ever step of the way. Whether they are getting on that first plane to a far off place or climbing a mountain, either way, it’s pretty impressive. High fives and unlimited awesomesauce for all of you (including myself because I’m a traveller… mmm awesomesauce… it’s my favorite)

Anywhoo, as some of you may know I’ve been having a bit of a life crisis. And many inspirational posts lately have made me feel a bit of a kick in the ass with their “stop making excuses you little bitch” kinda attitude.

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Goodbye Deliciousness

Because running a few sites, preparing business ventures, doing freelance work, taking classes and hopefully finding a bar tending job isn’t enough, I’m going to add some more shit to my plate.

I refer to it as ‘shit’ because what I’m about to tell you is gonna make my life suck for the next little while.

Those who I’m close with are aware I’ve been trying to quit smoking for a while now. I will go strong for 5 days and then fall through holes of delicious nicotine once I’ve had a few drinks.

So I guess there is really only one solution to this. I have to quit drinking for a bit now too.

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Goodbye Other Deliciousness

I stopped drinking for a while in January and February to get back in shape after eating my way through New Zealand and some of my friends weren’t exactly impressed. I don’t know why, because that means they would get a free ride home (someone who would also take them to McDonalds). But this is something I have to do. I can’t not do it just because I know it’s going to be really hard. I have figured out what the weakest link to me quitting smoking is and I need to fully eliminate it for a period of time to avoid failure.

I can’t even tell you how hostile I will be for the next while. You’re lucky you can hide behind your computers, although I’m not going to lie to you, it won’t stop my verbal abuse.

This will also help me save money to travel again faster. Telling all my readers this puts a lot of pressure on me to do it, which I think I need. As of Monday, August 15th, 2011 I will not be touching a drop of beer, wine, rum… nothing until September 15th, 2011. I’m literally having an internal battle right now – as part of me is saying, or more like yelling, don’t do it – take it all back… erase that sentence!
Next week (August 15th) I will slowly cut down my smoking and as of Monday, August 22nd, 2011 I will not smoke at all.

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I wonder if my friends will pour diet coke in my mouth like this when I’m sober?

But most importantly, I’m not a total douche bag and I will not lie to you about any sort of slip ups I have. I am only human, although most people think of me as a God. Just kidding, people really think I’m a robot (pft I wish!).

You can follow my angry rants about how angry I am about being angry because I can’t drink nor smoke which will make me angry, on my twitter handle @TheHogga

I will write a follow up post on September 15th, 2011 stating my progress and obstacles.

Sigh… at least I still have coffee right?

*** One of my best friends just read this post and has informed me she will be joining me on my journey. She would like to remain anonymous as has requested to be called Queen Elizabeth, but I shall refer to her as Crazy Banana Beard.

Crazy Banana Beard will also be quitting smoking on Monday, August 22nd and cutting down on wine, but not entirely quitting the drink. Wish us luck! πŸ™‚ ***

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