If We Were Having Coffee

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am a bit disappointed in myself right now. I slept in today even though I knew I needed to get up early and do some writing. Then when I did get up, I did the dishes instead…..I am such a procrastinator. I find it interesting that there are times I would rather do chores then write simply because writing is scary.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that, speaking of writing, I am also supposed to be interviewing my six year old nephew today and I have done nothing so far to prepare for that.

I joined Daily Post’s Writing 201 workshop and of course they started with an assignment that would be the most difficult for me to do, an interveiw. I decided to interview my nephew because interviewing a six year old shouldn’t be very intimidating, except that it is.

I’m going to do it anyway, even though my brain is screaming for me to come up with some excuse, any excuse, NOT to do it. I try to remember that anytime you are afraid to do something it means that is something you really should be doing.

This is an opportunity to overcome something and grow. Who knows? This might actually turn out to be a really good interview and subsequent blog post.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that this week I made a choice to turn down an opportunity at work to focus on my person projects. This is the first time I’ve ever done that and I feel very nervous about it.

My boss had asked me to join a committee to help come up with ideas to recruit and hire more people. At first I thought they just wanted me to come up with a few ideas but no, there were actual assignments too.

There was no real benefit for me to do this except that it would look good later on down the line if I ever tried to move up. The thing is I already do a lot of extra things that will look good later on. I work my butt off all day going above and beyond.

But I have this writing thing I’m doing now, which I hope might actually be something one day. I think it’s important to focus a certain amount of time on it. This committee was just cutting into my already short supply of free time and it was doing it with minimal benefit to me.

So I told my boss I couldn’t do it. He sounded very disappointed and I felt really bad. I hope I made the right choice. I’m not known to ever turn anything down and my fear is that my bosses will stop thinking so highly of me and I will burn bridges that I may need later.

Then again it’s just one stupid committee and I’m sure it won’t make or break my career, right?

If we were having coffee I would have to update you on my efforts to quit smoking. So, in case you forgot, I quit on November 13th. So I have been nicotine free for 24 whole days! I have NOT smoked 241 cigarettes! I have save $66 and 1 whole day of my life!

I feel great too. I’m less tired all the time and my mood is definitely better. The cravings are getting less frequent and I am dealing with them much better. I think I have gotten through the worst of it, easy-peasy!

If we were having coffee I would say I was sorry but I have to run, there are more chores to be done and an interview to conduct in a few hours.

Sorry to have gone on and on about myself, I have a tendency to do that. I’d love if you told me how your were doing in the comments though! And please, have a wonderful rest of your Sunday :)

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

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