Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
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This weekend I’m going to relax. My birthday weekend was a lot of fun, but now I’m pretty worn out from all that and need some time to just recoup. Aside from a trip out to pick up some Gluten-Free baked goods (Blue Moon Bakery makes these awesome doughnuts), I’m planning on spending the bulk of the weekend relaxing. Maybe doing a little crochet, some writing, and some reading. Nice and boring. Honestly, kind of how I like it.
My Birthday Weekend celebrations were excellent. The Cheese and Board Games night was SO MUCH FUN – we played a number of games that I hadn’t played before and all stayed up well past our bedtimes while enjoying all sorts of cheese-products. Plus, my hair was done by the 9-year old daughter of one of my friends, and she did this awesome braided crown, then wove in construction paper and candy-wrapper flowers! It was one of the most elaborate hairstyles I’ve ever had, and I was very pleased that I managed to keep it together to wear to brunch the next morning!
The rest of the weekend was pretty full, going out to eat with different friends and family, and chatting with still others online. On my Birthday itself I had work – but my coworkers got me some great presents (represented were writing, office-supplies, Hamilton, and sparkles – so they kind of hit it on the nose!) and I got to enjoy a sushi lunch with friends, plus my favorite Mac-And-Cheese for dinner (yay for Mom’s who are happy to make you your favorites for dinner)!
The BIG-SCARY that I’m dealing with right now is that I’ve posted the first two chapters of my Work-In-Progress revisions for a handful of readers. They’re people who I trust to give me honest, but gentle, feedback and support.
I didn’t officially pick a “word of the year” this year, but I feel like it might be “Brave.” Because my anxiety is acting up pretty strongly this year (sometimes over things it really shouldn’t be acting up around, like getting together with friends), and at the same time I’m trying to push myself to do some of those things that scare me (like putting my writing out to the world). It makes for some tough going. Pushing through anxiety takes energy, and energy is something I kind of have to ration carefully. So… that’s kind of where I am at this point, using what energy I can to force myself to reach for those things I ultimately want.
What are you up to this week? Are there things you’re striving for this year? I’d love to hear from you!