All or Nothing – A Dangerous Place

New year, new me, why not start with a cleanse? And that is exactly what we have done. The only problem with this plan is that along with dairy, eggs, and gluten, I am supposed to cut out my caffeine. I realized on Sunday that I was feeling grouchy, resentful, almost that “what the f*#k feeling” that in the past has lead to some epic wine binges.

So, I went to Starbucks and ordered a grande Americano with room for cream. Best decision I have made in a long time. I am an all or nothing kind of girl. Go big or go home. Never take the path of least resistance – that route only leads to mediocrity. But I am learning that this extreme kind of thinking in many situations does not serve me well and that finding a middle ground is not giving up or becoming mediocre. It is actually wise. The all or nothing thinking is exactly why I have never been able to moderate my wine consumption. If one is good then ten must be amazing… Not. If one is good but leads to the inevitable two, three, seven or more and is then followed by regret and chaos… then none is a wise choice. The only choice. And if an Americano is a beverage I can safely savour and enjoy, sans regret and chaos, sign me up. So this morning I choose to fully enjoy each sip of my coffee. Have a great day!


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