Of Sacrifices and Related Matters

I love coffee. With its rich taste and delicious aroma, my day is not complete without it. Morning, midday, evening, night… no time is the wrong time for a cup.

And then a few days into Lent, I thought it might be nice to give it up. While this period is a good time to make sacrifices – fasts, abstinence and the like, this for me is more of a test of my willpower than a spiritual exercise.

The first few days were surprisingly easy. No coffee? No problem.

Then I started to notice the changes. I run on somewhere between 4 and 5 hours of sleep usually – stay up till 2 am, give or take an hour, and be up around 6. Jump out of bed, straight into the shower and out the door as quickly as I can, then get through my day with no problems, and do it all over again. Great stuff.

But what do I have now? I’m up by 5 or so – start the day by drinking water, then doing some exercise and having breakfast *gasps* and then sometime around 10pm, maybe earlier *double gasp* I’m off to sleep.

This sucks!

I loved my sleep deprivation. I love my caffeine kick. Who on earth needs 8 hours of sleep anyway? I wish I was kidding, but it feels like I’m sleeping my entire existence away!

(Is this what withdrawal symptoms feel like?)

I am looking forward to getting back in bed with my poison. Come Easter, come!

In the meantime, if you love a good cup too, I’d totally recommend Gorilla’s Coffee.

I have a pack to spare. Send me a message and I’d hook you up πŸ™‚

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13 thoughts on “Of Sacrifices and Related Matters

  1. Meeeeee…. meeeeee β˜οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈβ˜οΈβ€¦ free anything is great even if you are not a coffee junkie… So waiting for my package… you can send through DHL thank you! 😁😁😁

  2. I can totally relate. My coffee addiction took months to get over way back in 2009. Yes, what you are facing are the early stages of caffeine withdrawal. At least you have the end of lent to countdown to. Now I just inhale the aroma of coffee, get momentarily happy, deal with a hint of sadness and nostalgia, and then sip my mint tea 😒

    • 😳😳😳 I’m not the only coffee “inhalator”?!!! Wow, wow, wow! There’s honestly absolutely nothing as glorious as that aroma.

    • Months? Oh my! Well done. I have a feeling I’m not about to give it up for a loooong time! Once this period is over, we’d be back in business. I can’t even lie to myself :'(

  3. You are just a freaking junkie. Maybe after lent, you should start doing the coffee intravenously. You know, to make up for lost doses πŸ˜€

  4. Hmmmmmm…. I am sleeping my life away sha! I run on 7-8 hours of sleep. I have a ton of stuff that I want to do in the stillness of the night but sleep won’t let me be great. Perhaps, I should join this coffee crew and see if my ministry’ll move to the site I want it at. PS: Isn’t that coffee Rwandan? Where can the people of God get from around here? Heyyyy…. see business idea…πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

    • Err… Drink tea please. LOL. But seriously though, we should sleep for that long, but focus and do the things we need done during holier hours – aka daytime, that way there is no guilt and it doesn’t feel like we are wasting our lives…

      See? I know all the answers. Do I take my own advice? There is the real question πŸ™

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