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If We Were Having Coffee February 2020

Hello everyone! Let’s catch up for February over a nice coffee, shall we?


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Today I’m having cafe de olla made by my Tia, because I’m in Mexico so why not!


If we were having coffee I’d tell you, how much fun I’m having in Mexico! Now I’m prewriting this so maybe I’m not having fun but I’m pretty sure I am. I’ll be back next week to tell you for sure though!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, how you’d think I’d be great at packing by now, but I’m really not. I went to Houston for three nights and I packed so much extra, on top of completely forgetting pj’s… (I had a workout outfit that I used as pj’s because let’s be real, I wasn’t going to work out.) Anyway, I seriously thought I was getting good at packing but the night before my dad found me in the office just staring at my suitcase trying to think if I was forgetting anything. Le sigh…

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, I want to officially start writing my book again. I started a book years ago but just didn’t like it so now I’ve reworked the plot and I think it could work. My mom and a coworker (who has actually written a book and self published it) have both asked me about this recently so I think it’s a sign that it’s time to start writing again?

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, how fun Houston was! The hours were shorter for this trip so it was easier to explore further since I was off work earlier. I think that I would like to live in Houston for a year maybe just to see if I would like it. Should I try that? Or maybe I should visit Houston for pure fun instead of work.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, after my trip I want to do another massive declutter of my stuff. I have been doing big ones for my books because I try to regularly unhaul them (as I’ve posted about) and sometimes I’ll do clothing so I can put it on Poshmark. But I think I should do another massive clear out of stuff soon.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, how I’m also looking into getting more involved in my library. I want to take more advantage of the awesome resources they offer such as book clubs, more guitar lessons, and so on. I also want to look into teaching a class as I asked my librarian friend and she said members of the community can offer to teach something, either paid or for free. I also want to look at other libraries in the area as you can go to programs at other libraries too!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, how in need I’ve been of a digital detox! Every year in Mexico I turn off my data on my phone and don’t connect to wifi so I only have texting and calls. It’s amazing! I can tell I’m in need of this because there have been times where I’m watching a video on YouTube from someone I usually enjoy but I just get an overwhelming feeling that I just want some silence. I’ll also get the urge to just stop scrolling through Twitter or (my new addiciton) TikTok so I am very much looking forward to unplugging for a bit.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, that I have my resolution of not being lazy still in mind! I’ve managed to convince myself to do quite a bit by just deciding not to be lazy. I also have a lazy coworker that makes me very annoyed to think about so that’s great motivation too. Sorry not sorry!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, I think that the digital detox is going to do wonders for my goal of achieving balance. But last month I had two trips so that really threw off the balance in my life! I would have preferred to space them out more but I just didn’t have enough advanced notice to consider changing my trip without losing vacation days for the year (the fiscal year ends in March so I have to use my days before then). But maybe I’ll change up the trip in the new fiscal year.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, that I’m doing great at remaining positive! I was feeling quite stressed but overall I think I was positive. Besides annoying my coworker onsite with relentless positivity, it’s been well received! Oh and the time that my coworker John got a promotion and I decided to be real dramatic about how he wasn’t going to chat with his old coworkers doesn’t count. (He got quite a laugh about it so it’s cool.)


Thanks for joining me for a coffee chat! What drink would you pick and what would you tell me if we were having coffee? Can’t wait to read it once I’m back!

Thanks for reading!

Pamela

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