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If We Were Having Coffee – March 2020

Hello everyone! Let’s grab a cup of coffee and have a chat, shall we?


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Today I’m having a hot chocolate though because I love hot chocolates but don’t drink them enough!


If we were having coffee I’d tell you, that although I love traveling, it’s good to be home for awhile! I have a few exciting things coming up this month at home in Chicago and I just missed being in my house!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, how I started tracking my food in my Fitbit app! I am not convinced I’m doing it right as I’m never sure how much of each thing I’m eating is but I like that at least it gives me a rough idea of what I’m eating and makes me more aware of my choices. For instance, I have been eating less unhealthy snacks! I’m sure I will eventually stop tracking my food again but it’s nice to check in every so often and get a general idea of what I’m consuming. Through that, I also think I might be developing some sort of lactose intolerance… Yikes!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, that I recently started thinking about how my 29th birthday is coming up, which means that my 30th is right after… Yeah, I’m trying not to worry about it yet but it’s not working! Still, I hear the 30s are a great time so I’m also looking forward to that at the same time. So far it’s a lot of conflicting emotions.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, I think I missed my calling as a therapist. A coworker was telling me about his goals for the year and then some issues he’s having. At some point I said something that caused him to actually say I had helped him more than his online therapist had (trying to be vague for privacy lols). Now, the online therapist is meant to address one specific thing but still, I think it’s a huge win for me!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, that I stopped at a fabric store recently after work to look for ideas on what to try to sew and get the stuff I needed for a project I currently have. However I didn’t end up being able to find what I needed easily and for projects I got overwhelmed with trying to pick only one thing in about 2 minutes so I decided to leave without getting anything just yet. Hopefully I can get back there soon so that I can pick something out without a time limit!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, that I forgot to add an update on my bullet journal for my life recap post last week so I thought I’d add one now! I love doing my bullet journal, even though it’s not very good compared to others I’ve seen. I just have bad handwriting and poor drawing skills so it doesn’t look nice but it’s super fun and I like spending time on it, so I’m not too upset about it. It just makes me feel super creative and it’s very zen to just work on it. Although honestly, I just wish it was cuter so I could share it!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, how playing the video game Detroit: Become Human has really got me thinking lately! I don’t want to get too much into it because I plan on doing a full review later but I really liked how the game admired bravery and doing the right thing above all else. The story is just clearly superior when you’re trying to do the right thing over the programing for each android. It’s really such a great story!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, about how my resolution is going. I think it’s basically my goal from a few years ago of “get it done”, which was a way for myself not to put off things that I could or should be doing at that moment. Overall I think I’ve been doing pretty well. This is about small and big things so I’ve been good about washing dishes right away instead of leaving them for later, or starting blog posts when I have a free moment, editing photos even if I’m not posting them right away, and so on.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, that now that I’m more settled for a bit that it’s easier to focus on my balance in life. I feel like it’s harder to manage at the office as work has been a very negative environment for awhile so even if I need a break, it’s hard to actually get one because it just sucks being there. Working from home it’s easier because I’m not surrounded by it. For my actual life though, it’s great! I have been doing much better at realizing when it’s best to just watch some YouTube videos or something on Netflix and when to be more productive and do some stuff around the house or when to go out for a bit and such.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you, that overall, thinking positively is going well! Honestly, I have really cut back contact with some of the more negative people I know. For example, the girl that decided to swear at me at work tried to “apologize” (basically the managers told her to do so) but I still do not talk to her unless necessary for work related things, and even then I make sure the tone is very clear that I am only going to discuss work items. Now that I’m not worried about her coming over to my desk at any time to talk about something else and then fly off the handle again is really helpful so I can concentrate on my work and not on being on high alert for that thing. Limiting contact with those toxic people is definitely the way to go!


So, what would you tell me if we were having coffee? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!

Pamela

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