I’m not a perfect human being. I have my faults and it makes me sick when I try to address some of these faults and make a few changes and then not make them stick. To my credit, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself, when I resort back to old habits, I at least try to modify them.
Like coffee. When I first moved to Covington, Kentucky, I gave it up. It often times made my heart race and if I drank more than two cups, I would start to feel sick. I went for months without drinking it.
The winter came and so did cold temperatures. It was sometimes chilly in my apartment, so I went back to drinking coffee, but I’m now drinking coffee with 50% less caffeine. My heart no longer races and I’m not getting sick.
I felt like I was drinking too much vodka and decided to stop. I decided that when I drank, I would only have a couple beers. I was once a beer drinker and thought I could go back to it.
Turns out I no longer really enjoy the taste of beer and I got tired of having to get up many times in the night to go to the bathroom to take a piss. It’s true—you can’t buy beer, you can only rent it and I’m back to the vodka. Again to my credit, I limit myself to two drinks a night. That’s plenty for me.
I hated being in constant communication with a cell phone. Some months back, I got rid of it and installed a MagicJack phone on my computer. I told myself that would be good enough.
Electrical issues in my apartment forced me to take another look at this. With the electric off, the MagicJack phone couldn’t work. I also found out when I was out, I actually did need to make a few phone calls. Now, I’ve gotten another cell phone but it’s a cheap one and I only use it when I have to.
So not all my changes stick, but this one has to. I’ve got too many projects going on to write a post here every day. You won’t hear from me tomorrow but I’ll be back on Sunday.
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