I have friends that say it won’t happen. They tell me they give me five days and I’ll be back on coffee. The sensible side of me says you’re right, I probably will, I only quit because of stomach flu last Thursday and I needed to stay hydrated. But the stronger rebellious side says “NO, you don’t know me.” “I’m gonna do what I want – even if that means I’m gonna feel groggy forever and the rest of my life to prove it…” so I haven’t had coffee for five days.
After 9 days you are technically no longer addicted to coffee. I am looking forward to Day 9. I imagine that Day 9 will be like sunshine after many cloudy and cold raining days. I will suddenly feel much warmer, and I won’t have to hold onto my blanket and watch Smallville with Amanda for comfort. I’ll just do those things because I can, not because of an addiction.
So you say, what’s your plan after Day 9? I’ll tell you my plan. Two coffees a week, and remain unaddicted. I’ll have one on Wednesday before Youth Group, and one on Sunday before Confirmation and Worship – IF THAT. I haven’t decided. I may just stick with tea, or something different, or just do decaf coffee forever. I’m still working this out.
But I need your support. The rebellious side of me says this will be a good thing. If you send me coffee, please send Decaf 😉 Amen.