I was going to update this in a few days, but seeing as it has been revived I may as well reply
Shuvi McTupya said:
Good luck OP,
I have been through this and am coming out the other side
I smoked and grew skunk for about 12 years until last year...now I'm about 6 months 'clean' and barely ever think about it anymore.
Next to go is the tobacco, today is my first day off that..so far so good.
The worst thing was not being able to sleep properly, and when i did get to sleep i would have the weirdest nightmares that would mean i didn't want to go to back to sleep...Thankfully that only lasted a few weeks
Cheers Shuvi, the nightmares don't take long to set in do they?
If I stop smoking even for a day my nights are not restful at all. The weirdest thing is the content of the dreams, the same places recurring over and over, the same things happening but in different ways. Very unusual. Bloody interesting though. It is like a place I have never been to that I visit every night.
Lots of talk on here with regards to taking up hobbies.
Having read your various posts and threads, I would have thought one suggestion is glaringly obvious; take up writing.
You appear to write with fluency and carry a great sense of narrative with your words. Whether the fuel for this creativity is in fact cannabis I don't know, but I'm assuming it's inherently there already. It's a gift, and without question an avenue you should explore.
It doesn't pay incredibly well but a couple of freelance contributions here and there will cheer up your wages at the end of the month, not forgetting of course it's also something you'd enjoy.
Hey ajb85. Thanks for the input and it is extremely nice of you to say such things. I do really enjoy writing but have never really had the confidence to put pen to paper, so to speak. Actually, I don't suppose it is the lack of confidence, more a defeatist attitude that makes me question the point of such an exercise as it will almost certainly never see the light of day. Not that could, should or would be published or anything
But I shall, it is something I have been thinking about since starting this thread that I am keen to have a go at. Why the hell not eh?
My favourite author is Hunter S. Thompson, mainly because I feel some sort of similarity between myself and him in his approach to life, knowing that he was a bit of an outsider and writing things very much as they appeared to him, with a little bit of a fantastic slant too, of course. Plus of course there is the drug abuse and the soft spot for fast cars and firearms. Basically if it is loud, fast, f
ks you up or a mixture of all three it is right by me and HST