So my birthday is coming up and I’ll be 33. I know that 33 isn’t OLD, but it isn’t 22 either. There are parts of me that have always been overly and irritatingly responsible (hello, no underage drinking, no sneaking onto the college football field, not even a speeding ticket to date), but there are a few parts that I haven’t been great about growing out of. The one I promised my wonderful boyfriend - who has in no way actually pressured me or even suggested this - was to give up my daily (yes, daily) iced latte Starbucks addiction… after I turned 33. I simply am not ready to be that responsible until the day after.
Something about going to Starbucks everyday makes me feel really good. I’m not a great morning person, but putting in the mobile order always helps me get out of bed. I walk to the store in the rain and the snow, when I’m busy and when have nothing going on (which is never, btw). It is my favorite and most reliable ritual.
But it is expensive. Ridiculous, actually. I spend $5.58 every day. That is over $2000/year. I love my ritual, but maybe it is time to see if I can break up my routine.