I am not Catholic, but I do attempt to give up something I really love every year just because it feels like the right thing to do.
What am I giving up this year?
Candy..... While I honestly would rather give up something else, there it is, number 40 on my list of 101 things: Give up candy for Lent. And since this list is supposed to be done in September, this is my last chance to give up candy for Lent.
Real quick, can we talk about how dumb number 41 is? I can't change that I have 4 year old hand writing no matter how hard I try. That one was a fail as soon as I wrote it down.
This means no M&M's, no snickers, no Sour Patch Kids, no Reese Cups, etc. Just thinking about it is making me want to cry. I haven't been eating a lot of candy recently, but the thought of not being able to have it makes me want it even more (isn't that how it always works?). I am also adding chocolate chips to that list because I have a bad habit of eating a handful of them every night because there is a mason jar of them in my fridge that calls out to me every time I open it up.
Here's to hoping I can tough this out and do better then the year I gave up Starbucks and ended up addicted to Caribou Coffee instead.
40 days of no sugary goodness starts now.... and yes I ate 2 handfuls of chocolate chips last night to prepare myself for this journey.
What are you giving up??