Confession of a Coffee Addict Part 1
Hello, My name is Sarah, and I am a coffee addict. I have been sober from coffee for about 5 minutes (what can I say). Umm scratch that make it 30 seconds.
I used to be casual coffee drinker. Only bought the occasional frappe or frapacinno (not really much coffee in them) from McDonald’s or Starbucks because I wasn’t a big fan of regular coffee and they tasted so so yummy!
But then one day around the time I think I started to become a real adult I started to get hooked. I found myself in my early twenties embarking on grad school (what a pain) and starting my first “big girl” job. I noticed all of my friends went down to the café in the morning and would bring back these delicious smelling cups of coffee. I would smell the scent of pumpkin pie in the fall, peppermint mocha in the winter, chai tea in the spring, and vanilla or caramel in the summer.
Of course I had to see and taste what it was all about. And so my journey began with a daily trip to the café with my co workers which eventually turned into multiple trips (I mean it’s just that good). I noticed a strong correlation to how late I stayed up writing papers (yuck) and how many cups of coffee I needed each day.
And then a few then a few years later something crazy happened that turned my two cup a day habit into a bit more of an addiction (gasp).
I became the proud mother of a sweet little boy! My world turned upside down. I forgot about sleeping like a normal person. It seemed as if my whole life revolved around three or four hour cycles of sleeping, feeding, snuggling, diaper changing, and lots and lots of coffee. If you are a mom then more than likely you know what I mean. Your old life ceases to exist and all the sudden you are a coffee guzzling, sleep deprived, messy haired, pajama wearing, and at the same time blissfully happy parent of a new born.
Two years later as a full time working my mom my coffee addiction does not seem to have dissipated and in fact has only gotten worse as I my days get longer and my to do list piles up. I think my favorite possession in my kitchen is now and will forever be my Keurig coffee maker as it always makes a perfect cup of whatever I am feeling at the moment. We are pretty much in a long term relationship. Might as well have written some wedding vows.
So here I am at 9:00 PM writing this and thinking about what my next beautiful cup of coffee is going to be like. I have now been sober from coffee for about an hour and a half but it won’t last for too long. I can’t like as this is my confessions. I’m looking forward to a cup of chocolate donut flavored coffee with a hint (alright a few tablespoons) of Bailey’s.
Will I see you at the next Coffee Addicts Anonymous (CAA) meeting. This really should be a thing! Or maybe that’s just what my friends at #TribalChat are for.