Cold Turkey

No, this is not a post about a left-over turkey sandwich, it is a more personal one.
To be honest, these past few weeks have not been the easiest ones. I stopped working after 11 years in the same company. And from the day I could enjoy my new found freedom, I have had medical issues (& maybe some stress related issues too). Nothing serious, but still very annoying and things that keep you inside and on the couch. So not very fun. On doctor's orders I had to quit drinking my long time love Coca Cola (Zero). As long as I can remember I have been a coca cola addict, in my case meaning drinking more than 2 litres a day (and nothing else). Hearing the doctor tell me that I had to quit immediately was not easy, but having pains for the rest of my life and destroying my body further, was not an option either. So here I am now - 7 days cola - sober.
I can tell you, it is damn hard. My body has been running on caffeine for the last 25 years and doesn't know anything else. Of course she is letting me know that she is craving. Headaches, dizziness, food kicks, nervousness, ....You name it, I have felt it.  I even think that giving up the cigarettes was easier. 

But of course, I know it is for the best, just like quitting smoking is for the best and figuring out new professional adventures is for the best. But it does not make the process any easier. 

But I do look forward to feeling my body without caffeine, chemicals and enough hydration.
So I am going to persist, and convince myself that water, water and water is the yummiest thing in the world.

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