Caffeine-free at Starbucks

I try to avoid caffeine.  That’s a personal choice, but I have to say that I feel a certain obligation to purchase something from a coffee shop if I go and occupy one of their seats for a length of time, like I’m doing right now at Starbucks.  So, I order things that don’t have caffeine in them (believe it or not, there are things that do not have caffeine in them at coffee shops).  Right now, I’m enjoying a strawberry something-or-another and it’s quite good.  I wish I’d paid more attention to what exactly it was that I ordered!  I can look at the label, but I don’t want to know because I might order it regularly, and I prefer to stick with water as my main staple (although at the moment, this tastes much better than water would!)  So, I’m caffeine-free at Starbucks writing this blog post.  There are so many  things I’m going to try to get done today.  First, I accomplished my goal of getting some sleep last night.  I needed some rest, and I got some, even though I was up and down a few times during the night.  That’s an average occurrence for me, so it doesn’t alarm me too much.  I’m wearing my awesome Mexican straw hat with my customized hatband and I look half homeless, except for the MacBook Pro laptop, the iPhone, and the brown leather satchel full of things that could take me far away from here, such as my thesaurus.

Today is going to be busy – busy with the little things.  That’s if I get everything accomplished that I want to do.  I have my Lowa Innox Pro Mid hiking/backpacking boots on, which are like a dream to walk in.  They feel like a combination between a boot and a tennis shoe, which all contributes to wanting to walk more, and in turn promotes more exercise and more weight loss.  A good, quality pair of shoes or boots will enrich your life greatly!  If you want to walk, you will walk more.  You’ll park farther away from stores and get more exercise in, meaning that you burn more calories.  You’ll want them to last, so you won’t be reckless with them and there’s a lower chance that you’ll injure yourself because of that.  The same goes for glasses.  If you’ve got a good pair of glasses that’s properly adjusted and that you like, you’re going to want to both take care of them and use them more.  That means more reading, leading to greater knowledge, and hopefully some wisdom to follow.  It also leads to conversation, which is key  to our social lives and our mental health!  See how the little things shape our lives?  Ultimately, if you take care of the little things, they’ll take care of you!

I have to admit that I’m trying to get the freelance writing and photography thing going for myself right now.  I have the skills, I just need to learn how to market them.  I’ve got a good idea of how to market things, but I don’t want to price gouge people for my services.  That’s a problem in the cutthroat world of bigger business.  There are plenty of people who don’t care about that kind of thing, and it doesn’t feel right to me.  I don’t want it to turn me into someone I’m not, either.  I’m going to stick to my values and let the little things take care of me.  It’s all in the details.  And it starts with a dream…

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