Sometimes computers stink. I say this because I only know how to work on one, not how to fix one and mine is sick again for the second time this month - ugh!!! You don't realize how much you do depends on them working until you don't have one that works. It's like when your car is in the shop -you suddenly have a million errands to run that you didn't have the day before.
Addictions are hard. No matter what kind you have, it's a constant battle to overcome. I have a co-worker with a cigarette addiction - he is paying a steep price right now with his health because of this addiction. Hopefully, it's motivation to quit smoking, but if you've ever known or been someone with an addiction you know it's not as easy as just wanting to quit.
I've never struggled with drugs, alcohol, or smoking probably mainly because I never started any of those things. I had an uncle who had an alcohol addiction that killed him. I saw this play out in my middle school years and it had a profound impact on me and is one of the main reasons I never experimented with alcohol. But...my struggle is food. When I'm stressed or depressed or happy, that's where I turn. I don't like it, I wish I didn't, and I try hard not to, but it's a struggle for me. At times under better control than others. I used to think it was just an excuse when someone said alcoholics had a disease. I'm mean that's not fair to put it in the same category as cancer or some other uncontrollable thing. But...for that person, it is uncontrollable. I think having a support system and encouragement is so important when you are struggling. I know I did great last year on weight watchers when Lance was working on it with me. When he quit working, it was easy for me to slide. I need that accountability. I'm working on it.