So up until a few minutes ago I was on a 8 day streak. The reason why that came to an end today is actually a cautionary tale that's been said many, many times over by others but I honestly don't believe it ever gets old. Triggers. I was about to take an afternoon nap and I randomly decided to go on Instagram to see what was going on (as someone that's only been part of the Instagram bandwagon for about a week now, it still fascinates me). I guess I was a little naive, but I didn't know that x-rated pics are not at all uncommon there. As fate would have it, I stumbled upon a few accidentally. It doesn't take much guessing to know what happened next. I felt the need to just emphasize to people here (especially the newbies) that triggers are called triggers for a reason. You may not feel them in the first few days, but as time goes on the 'knock' gets louder and if the right support structures are not in place, it is VERY easy to fall back into the vicious cycle we're caught up in. I will admit that I haven't quite paid attention to all the suggestions others have presented mainly because I thought I was immune to many things. Well...turns out that I'm not. I'm not hating myself though, and I think that's the other thing I wanted to say. Relapsing doesn't mean you've failed. The key is knowing why you failed, and improving on that the next time. It will be easier for some and harder for others. I just know that I have an addiction, and I'm doing what I can to beat it. I wish nothing but success to the rest of you.