My name is Genevieve, and I’m a Starbucks addict.

They say that the first step is admitting that you have a problem, so here goes.

My name is Genevieve, and I’m a Starbucks addict.

I wasn’t always this way. There was a time when I would roll my eyes at people who would patiently stand in line multiple times a day to order drinks with names like “Grande No-Whip Java Chip Frappuccino” (that’s basically coffee, some ice and a bag of cookies thrown into a blender).

I’m not that bad; my standing order is a Tall Vanilla Soy Latte.

But, it’s no secret that I love Starbucks. Having a bad day? Go to Starbucks. Coffee addict? Go to Starbucks. It’s 2pm? Go to Starbucks. I go there so frequently I have a gold card.

But if you plan on downloading the pay by phone Starbucks app you better check in to your local SA (Starbucks Anonymous) immediately.

There are a handful of signs below that prove you are an addict.

  1. The Barista knows your drink.
  2. You bring your laptop to Starbucks and pretend you actually have work to do.
  3. You'll wait in a 20 minute line to order a tall drip.
  4. The Barista knows your name.
  5. You downloaded an app specifically to make your Starbucks experience more personal.
  6. You know every Starbucks location within a 20 mile radius of your home.
  7. You visit multiple Starbucks during the week for no other reason, but to switch it up.
  8. You tweet about your Starbucks addiction.
  9. Your Instagram feed contains multiple pictures of a Starbucks coffee and your feet.

It’s a problem, but I’m not interested in disassociating myself just yet.