You know the story of the professor, the mayonnaise jar and coffee? No, I’m not telling you a dirty joke! It ends with “It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there is always room for a couple cups of coffee with a friend.”
I’ve missed having coffee with you. But I’ve been trying to make time with people to have a cup of coffee, grab a meal, take a yoga class, or have a drink in person. Connecting with the people around me, experiencing stuff with them, and not being worried about getting pics for the blog or other social media has been really great for me. (I’ve taken some pics, but my focus isn’t documenting anymore.) The conversations haven’t all been weird, but many have been revealing – sometimes just something about me.
If we had coffee today I’d tell you that I’m loving coaching the little kiddo swim team (3 weeks in, check back in 10 more to see how I feel!) and how my new schedule at the pool is really working for me. I would tell you that I spent a lot of time in the sunshine this summer, made new friends, and reconnected with old ones.
I’d tell you that this summer I pulled more all nighters than is healthy at my age for no other reason than to chat with people, read a book which had sucked me in, or binge watch something on Netflix/OnDemand (Lucifer, Avengers, NCIS, I’m looking at all of you!)
I would tell you that I’m working on my To Be List and focusing on finding me again after spending what feels like far too long working on my To Do List. (I actually put “Create my To Be List” on my To Do List.)
I would also tell you I’m a little worried about today and this weekend. Historically, this time of September isn’t my best point in the year. There was the terrible car accident I was in, a really hard break up, LN passing away, etc. It just seems a lot falls in the last couple of weeks of September so if you’d be so kind, send up some good energy for me? Or am I just silly to worry about it?
But I would tell you that right now, I’m okay.
While I work on my To Be List, what would be on yours? Is there a part of the year for you that’s historically bad? What would you tell me if we were having coffee right now?