Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Life Without Coffee (or, at least...a week)

I always tell people I'm not addicted to coffee, I just like the taste. While I believe that's true, I've been having it a lot lately. Every day, in fact.

I'm a rather stubborn and independent person. The thought of someone or something besides myself having control over what I do irks me. (God is, of course, a definite exception to this...I love that He's in control). You can imagine how well my parents and I got along when I was growing up.

It is for this reason that I'm wary about ever having alcohol. (I'm currently undecided about it.) While I know, or believe, I would only ever have one glass, and I don't believe alcohol is wrong (the Bible has things to say about getting drunk, but seems to actually promote drinking alcohol in moderation) I simply don't like the idea of having something like that affect me.

And that is why I have the need to assure myself that I am not actually addicted to coffee. Starting today, and until next Sunday, I will be having no coffee, no coffee flavored things, and no chocolate covered coffee beans (which, by the way, are delightful, and I highly recommend them). I'll let you know how it goes. :)