I have learned that in respect to coffee, I should use it as a social activity or for my personal use in aiding my productivity. Before this week, I would seek out coffee whenever I found myself with more than twenty minutes without something to preoccupy myself. This resulted in spending an outrageous amount of money and time on going to get coffee. Balance is again the key when it comes to coffee. I must balance the amount of coffee I choose to consume with the amount of coffee I should actually be consuming because just like my mother told me when I was young, “too much of a good thing can be bad”. I knew that I had reached the point of coffee being a bad thing for me when I was able to drink a shot of espresso or a cup of coffee right before bed and be unaffected by the caffeine. I am at a point in my life where balance is key and I also would like to not throw off my whole body by consuming too much caffeine in my early 20’s.
While this week was just like any other, I feel like I have learned much more in these short 7 days than I have in quite a long time. I’m at a point in my life where many changes are taking place and while stability is important, I think I will be most successful when I challenge everything I am used to. This 7-day intervention was so simple and yet it has encouraged me to challenge the way I think about all sorts of different things. I look forward to seeing how this experiment has an effect on my future and how I allow various interactions to influence me.
If you have stuck with me until this point, I thank you for your dedication and for spending your valuable time reading the rant of some college student. I also thank you for having an appreciation and reading this for your own love of coffee.
Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate that I am drinking a dirty chai latte from one of my favorite cafe's I am posting this and I could not be more content with life at this moment.