I Gave Up Starbucks for Lent!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2014
No, that wasn't a typo. I am totally doing this.

I'm sure I will regret this decision. In fact, it was a rather impulsive one, but quite honestly, I couldn't think of anything else meaningful to give up. Last year, I gave up Diet Coke last year and never went back. One thing is for sure. I'll be going back to Starbucks.

I have Starbucks on a daily basis. Sometimes, I even have it more than once a day. Giving up Starbucks is the ultimate sacrifice for me.

Starbucks was on my mind all day today. I couldn't stop thinking about my trente unsweetened iced green tea and how good it would taste at that very moment.

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I can make the Tazo green tea here at home, but it isn't the same. Plus, I love the cup with the green straw. Love holding it in my hands. Love the way it looks perched on my desk as I work. Just love it.

I wake up in the morning and plan my day around my trip to Starbucks. Not even kidding. Now what will I do?

Despite all the negative that I am focused on, there are some upsides to giving up Starbucks for Lent.

  • I'll save TONS of money. I already have a few items earmarked to purchase with my savings.
  • My kids will be happier. I'm always dragging them to Starbucks with me, often against their will.
  • I'll sleep better at night without all that caffeine coursing through my veins.

So, there are some positives. However, it's hard to keep those in sight.

I can tell you this. When the Lenten season is over, I am heading straight to Starbucks. And I'm plopping down in a big comfy chair and spending the whole day there drinking drink after drink after drink. I'll probably be awake for days.

Do you give anything up for Lent? What did you give up this season?

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