A.K.A Lent. For those of you Christian folks out there, you might be aware that today is Ash Wednesday. Which also means it is the start of Lent. It is a time when you are supposed to give up some sort of luxury, for lack of a better word. It is meant to be a challenge in remembrance of all that Jesus did for us.
I will admit I am not as religious as I used to be. But I still like to participate in Lent every year because I think it is a good practice. It is good to constantly challenge yourself whether you are religious or not.
Over the years I have given up things such as soda, biting my nails, swearing, chocolate, sweets, and last year I gave up peanut butter. Sad to say, I did not succeed last year. I gave in and ate the damn peanut butter! So I want this year to be a big challenge for me. I want to try giving up peanut butter again to prove to myself that I can do it. But I also want to try giving up sweets again because that has always been a hard challenge for me, but I have done it before so I know I can do it again.
I'm not sure if Mardis Gras is the best or worst part about Lent. It's a good excuse to get those last few treats in, but it also sucks waking up the next day realizing I won't get them again for 46 more days!!