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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If you are unable to post your site into the link-up for any reason feel free to drop it into the comments and I will do my best to add you to the linkup!
Welcome to 2019 everyone! How was your New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day?
Stepping into the new year is always an interesting thing. In so many ways it’s just another day, an arbitrary division of our time. I think the reason it doesn’t hold a huge amount of power for me is because I have so many other times that feel like a “start of a new year.” Much of my life has been connected to the academic calendar – so fall, and the start of the new school year, feels like a new beginning. Now my work also involved paying some attention to a fiscal year that changes over July 1st – yet another new beginning (with fresh stat sheets and all that. Also, because I work within a term system, I get a fresh start every winter and spring in addition to the summer/fall – when we pass finals week and move into a new term after a break. Personally I always think of my birthday as another “fresh start” kind of day — and since my birthday is in January (the 16th, to be precise) it’s awfully close to New Year.
With so many Fresh Start opportunities it seems like I should be better at giving myself the room to breath and create plans for changes I want to see. But I am pretty abysmal at it – I do plenty of thinking about thinking about things… but when it comes to actually putting aside everything else and sitting down to sort out what I want to do, the things I want to change, I fall apart. I think it’s that same piece of me that was always bad at keeping a journal. I wanted to keep a journal when I was a kid, but never really succeeded with any consistency. I know that writing things down does help me sort my thoughts and helps me figure things out – occasionally the pen does meet the page to transform thoughts into deeper understanding and ideas, but it can take quite a while for me to get there.
I’m pretty sure I’m rambling at this point, so I’ll spare you more of that. I hope you’re having a good time this week, and had a great New Year’s Eve!