Hello. By now you've probably figured out that I'm bad about posting over the weekend. Sorry.
So, today is the 2 week milestone! I'm so psyched! I spend my time between 2 projects at work, projects A & B. Well, the middle of last week I switched over to project B, which I will be on for another couple months. Anyway, the woman who is the "client" is a total b*tch. To everyone. Today, for the first time since I moved over, she pulled one of her fits. And completely pissed me off. She IM'd me a nasty note. I knew I needed to calm down before replying, but HOW was the question. It was right then that I realized I had never had to cope with her without cigarettes before, lol. My normal solution would have been go downstairs, have a cig or two, then come back relaxed, less angry, more focused.
The good news is I that I did not want a cigarette. But I had to do something. So I walked around the floor and went to a coworker's cube, and chatted for a while. And you know what -- it worked!! That simple, and I felt so much better! I was able to come back and write a nice reply (no sarcastic undertones, just purely nice and apologetic) . She never replied back, but I didn't expect her to. The point was, I handled it. And I didn't even want to smoke!