Intentions for 2007

Postby wakinglife » Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:24 pm

I am not psychic, but I predict that some people on this forum might make a resolution to quit one or more substances as a New Year’s resolution. The purpose of this thread is to have a place where we can share our intentions publicly, thereby increasing our likelihood of sticking to what we have announced.

My resolution for 2007 is to not ingest any cannabis products for the entire year. I will start the year with a clear mind, and do the necessary work on myself to ensure a deepening connection with fiends and family. I will dedicate sufficient time and energy to myself so that I stay strong physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I also put forth the intention to spend my time engaged in things that I love: drumming, making music, writing, dancing, hiking, traveling, connecting with my partner, and laughing with my son.

Please share what your dreams are for 2007!


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Postby Flowerchild » Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:56 pm

My wish for everyone on this forum, is that all continue to stay free of the weed demon, and that all who come to this site, find help, encouragement and support, and follow the rest of us to successfully quitting!! :D Merry Christmas to all!! Love and Peace, Tina :)
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Postby rise_above » Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:55 pm

There are some good minds on this forum. I trully feel supported and I don't feel alone. I will have about 4 weeks clean when I start the new year. I too, want to spend the entire 2007 weed free while bettering my relationships and making good on my goals. Keep it going!!!

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Postby Jettech » Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:59 pm

I intend to keep off of all substances in '07 .
My resolution is I need to lose a couple pounds I gained when I quit cigarettes.

Happpy New Year all!!
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Postby Modus Ponens » Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:47 am

my resolution is to get back into good physical shape like i was last year. i dont even need to make a resolution to stay off weed because that is a given.
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Postby wakinglife » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:14 am

I have now officially been off the weed for longer than I have in the last 21 years! In a few hours (it's 6 pm on the West Coast right now) we'll start a new year. This is day 162 without even a puff. I resolve to make New Year's Day the least burnt out one in memory.

Happy New Year!

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Postby easily_scared » Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:37 am

Why make a big deal of some arbitrary point in time?? I just advised my sister NOT to quit smoking cigarettes on the occation of a new (christian) year coming ´round. I told her only to quit if she felt like cigarettes are no longer an option for her. I personally quit cigs and weed because of a tremendous fear (some say unjustified paranoia) of deteriorating health and it certainly was the only way for me that made me stick to my (hopefully sustainable) plan.

Quitting just because its new years might work for some people but it certainly was of no use for me - ever. Good intentions don´t make valid and necessary deeds come true. But nevermind - everybody´s gotta have his own plan of self-improvement - I just wanted to highlight potential dangers of new years´ intentions that don´t do anything good in the long run.

Wishing e_very_body a good ´07!!!
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Postby Mr Madeupname » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:30 am

easily_scared- I agree, I always thought that it's daft to do it that way- any countdown to giving something up only makes it bigger in the mind.

However after last night in a friend's house with weed going around in pipes and spliffs, I feel I've done all my good work! I didn't touch any of it, which makes my new year a particularly happy one :)
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Postby c » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:26 pm

I usually pick a few attainable goals for the year, generally positive goals of things I want to accomplish rather than things I want to give up. So this year, like last year, I want to read more (kind of achieved in the last month being pot free but "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is still unread) and I'm setting out a few books this morning that have long been left unread on my shelf. I also want to work on some creative projects (accomplished this year with 2 videos and some pottery classes), and get into better shape (this is the hardest one for me but I will always add it to my list until I actually achieve this goal). These three things combine to give me insight into the world, make my mind work and learn, and make my body feel better. I feel I'm one giant step closer to all these goals having given up weed 6 weeks ago today.
have a fantastic new year everyone.
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Postby wakinglife » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:33 pm

I am a person who likes milestones. Anything that marks the passing of time: new months, new seasons (solstice, equinox) and new years. The beauty of this new year for me is that I actually feel that I will stay off the pot pipe this time.

All true motivation must come from within. It is also important to feel like others know where you’re coming from. An old friend I used to smoke with emailed me yesterday, and mentioned that he has quit for one and a half years and feels like his life is much better now. The more I look around with clarity, I realize that the world is filled with people who don’t smoke cannabis, and they are enjoying life just fine. I personally send thanks to each individual on this forum: you are helping me keep the goals I have set for myself, and reminding me that positive change is possible!

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Postby wakinglife » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:26 am

As the smoke-free days add up, it feels like I am going to make it this time. There is not a set destination. All checkpoints and milestones are rather arbitrary. I started out going for a weekend, and now I have gone eight months.

I'm hoping that people out there are living up to the promises they make to themselves. I'm not talking about quitting for someone else here, just for you.

What length of time are you shooting for?

Do you have the faith in yourself that you require to get there?
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Postby Mary Jane's ex » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:37 pm

I'll add my 2007 resolutions and progress, though a bit late...

1) Quit smoking weed for good...well I didn't stop on New Years day but haven't smoked since somewhere late January which is almost 10 weeks.

2) Lose 50 lbs...I'm down about 17lbs so far so only 33 to go.

3) Career change...have given my boss his notice and enrolled in a course for my new career.

of course #2 & #3 would never happened if I still smoked the evil herb.
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Postby marko_pot_head » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:46 pm

my personal goals:

Do more good
Become happier
Become more satisfied
Laugh more, sulk less
Be honest
Be friendlier
Eat Well
Enjoy a physical activity
Enjoy a hobby

I've been realizing as I grow away from weed that these are so much more attainable by not being stoned. Truly, it's like a totally new person is hiding inside trying to come out.
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Postby time2wakeup » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:58 pm

Hi all,

Well I too am an addict of pot. I am ashamed to admit it has been for about 25 years now.

I cant commit to much at this time as I am still weak in my resolve. I have to be realistic as I am typing and thinking about smoking at the same time. (I doubt I can fool this crowd) I am glad to find this site (today) and will continue to read the stories of others to try and gain strength.

Thanks to all those that post regularly. I hope to be back but the challenge is hard and I am weak. I hope soon I can post my commitment to a quit date and start counting days drug free. Good for all you who have made it!!!!
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Postby marko_pot_head » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:58 pm

time2wakeup, you're on the road by the simple fact of coming on the site. Don't fret about thinking you aren't able to quit yet...remember the snake can only shed its skin when time is ready. Good luck and hang in there.
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