Why did I do it?
Today I had my first sip of coffee in about 4 months.
Believe it or not, I have endured all that I know of the real working world without coffee, until today. And now, I don’t know why but I feel like I’ve failed some sort of sober mission, as if I swore off coffee at the end of May, when in actuality this coffee drought was just a fluke and result of circumstance.
Once I noticed my lack of coffee consumption, I decided to observe how I felt each day while not drinking coffee. Provided the experiment has no accuracy whatsoever (as the variable was nowhere near isolated), I found that coffee has no bearing on how I ultimately feel, rather it’s the adjustment to and from drinking coffee regularly that seems have a noticeable effect.
The reason I gave in today was a result of both an exhausted start to my day and the recent cravings I’ve had. I’ve been yearning for some freshly brewed coffee, and really needed a morning pick-me-up so I just dove right in and poured myself a half a cup. To my dismay, I was completely unsatisfied (was this coffee sitting out from days before?) and I wound up with a headache.
Maybe it’s a Vanilla Latte I’m craving, or a Cappuccino on Ice but yea, this stuff didn’t really cut it. So now I felt like a bigger failure for ruining my 4 month streak with a mediocre sip of coffee. I was almost proud of myself that I was running without coffee, when so many American office employees need it to get through their day.
So readers, look a little bit closer at your coffee cup. I have a question for you (and I mean really look closely):
If your screen is too dark, or my attempt to be cool WITHOUT using Photoshop isn’t working, my question was “What does Coffee do to you?” I know, that just ruined it. Oh well.
-Hillary, wondering if the lack of coffee is the reason she has been sick for 4 months (I know, that’d just be silly…)