So to be honest, I have been trying to be off coffee since October. I have to admit it’s harder than quitting cigarettes. Cause the issue with caffe is that I don’t just love the taste – I am habituated to it as a wake up call! With smoking, even though I smoked since I was 14, I wasn’t in any need of it. It was just an action I did when bored and needed to change my mind. So I could bolt and quit overnight!
This just reminds me of love versus addiction. Of course many would argue coffee is addiction but I feel otherwise. I knew addiction! My addiction was cigarette. I had headaches, mood swings, and I still get headaches when I crave it but I didn’t give in. I believe love is more of a self-less act, of course there’s nothing to give to coffee but my undying affection for various types from various parts of the world. Coffee and I have a relationship where coffee is more giving, – based on a deep trust from my part that it will unfailingly wake me up everyday. Just the taste of it even when I’m going caffeine free. Bliss. The characteristics of addiction are craving of a person (or in this case cigarettes), severe mood swings if unable to feel secure in the relationship, inability to function normally, obsession of your partner and severe withdrawal symptoms if your lover leaves you. Cigarette is like that toxic ex that left you broken. It can kill. But not coffee.
There. Coffee is love.