I’m a law student, but I’m also “sensitive to caffeine”. Yes, you read that right. I’m a walking contradiction.
Suffering from a severe case of ‘mid-semester slump’ last year, I turned to energy drinks. It was a seemingly innocent study aid that kept me alert. But it soon turned into a relationship of dependency. I felt that I couldn’t make any progress without its assistance.
At one point, I relied on four cans of Red Bull per day. One of my friends joked that it was breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. I didn’t admit it until later, but that’s exactly what I thought.
Once I realised that I was spending the majority of my salary at the library cafe, I started buying it in bulk from the supermarket.