Winds of Change

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ImageA conversation at work yesterday reminded me that this time last year, I was a devoted tea drinker. It wasn’t until this fall, when I got my first coffee maker in years, that I got back into the morning coffee habit. Unfortunately, my body reacts a little differently to it now than it did when I was in my early twenties.

Yesterday I had one of those “click” moments when being made aware of how much tension I really do store in my upper back.  How did that get there?

With tomorrow’s solar eclipse already working its magic, it feels like the right time to make a change, however small. So starting with today, I’m going back to drinking green tea in the morning. I think I’ll like it. I certainly didn’t miss the black-coffee jitters before, and I don’t think I’ll miss them now.

So yeah. When I spoke a few weeks ago about 2012 being the beginning of that “whole other ball game,” I didn’t even realize how true that was going to turn out to be. Long story short, it’s all good. For right now, I’m just relaxed and paying attention.

How does caffeine affect you? Do you prefer tea or coffee? 

4 thoughts on “Winds of Change

    heroldsroses said:
    May 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I too have decided to cut way back on my coffee drinking, it was just leaving me way to jittery. I don’t really like hot tea. I like iced tea with lemon and I like hot herbal tea.

      Jess responded:
      May 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      iced tea with lemon sounds so refreshing!

    Kelly said:
    May 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I completely relate! I gave up caffeine cold turkey after a really scary panic attack that was probably made worse by all of the caffeine I drank. Now I drink decaf (still love the taste) and feel so much better!

      Jess responded:
      May 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      That does sound scary. I agree—decaf still tastes good.

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