Nearly 40 days ago, I gave up diet soda for Lent. You might scoff at this, but to those who would object that this isn't a real sacrifice, up to this point, diet soda was my main source of hydration. Yes, yes, I know, chemicals, cancer, future babies with gills -- I don't need warnings or judgment. I know. I have had smokers, cigarettes dangling from their lips, disparage me for my habit.
Anyway, I gave up my one (ha) vice for 40 days and I'm proud to say that I have not cheated once. I have not had a drop of soda up to this point, but despite this, I find myself in quite a different boat than my friends who also gave up things for Lent.
"Oh, it was so easy after the first few days," they say, airily. "I think I might just give up (chocolate/facebook/etc/etc) for good. I just don't miss it," they offer, shrugging as though it were nothing at all to erase something out of their life for 40 days.
While I have not succumbed to the tempting call of of zero-calorie, fizzy deliciousness one time, and I consider this to be a valuable experience that I will repeat next year... I can honestly say that at 12:01am on Easter morning I plan to fill a bathtub with Diet Cherry Coke and submerge myself in it.
What did you give up (if anything)? Are you looking forward to having it back, or have you kicked the habit for good?