My Year Without Caffeine

As my first year without coffee or soda comes to an end, I’m feeling more ambivalent than ever.

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Looking Ahead

I’m definitely going to remain caffeine-free for the next two weeks, if for no other reason than so that I can say I went an entire year without it. After that, I’m not as sure.

Was It Worth It?

Regardless of what I decide in the future, I’m still glad that I gave caffeine up this year. Caffeine is the most ubiquitous psychoactive substance in the world, and it’s easy to take it for granted. I was drinking tons of coffee and soda every day without thinking twice about its affect on me.

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I’m a lawyer and teacher from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, running, and more.

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