If We Were Having Coffee // It’s Going to be a Lonely Week

Good afternoon friends. It might not look like it but I am very happy to see you for coffee, I’m just tired today. The coffee should help and I’ll do my best not to bore you but I may have to keep the visit short. I am in desperate need of a nap.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the biggest thing going on right now is my girlfriend has to leave for Texas tomorrow for a week-long work thing. Something about training on a special program she uses for work, I don’t know, it sounds boring. She leave tomorrow afternoon and won’t be back until Friday night. I hate when she leaves.

We’ve been together so long and we spend so much time together that being away from her causes me considerable anxiety and sadness. I know I will be ok, and I know it’s only a week, but still, I will miss her very, very much.

If we were having coffee I would ask you if you’ve ever heard me mention my fear of driving? I have been working for a long time to get over it and I have made a lot of progress. This week I have decided that instead of taking the bus or relying on friends I am going to drive myself wherever I need to go while she is gone.

This is a big step and to be honest, even though I feel down on myself about the whole situation, I am proud of how far I have come.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I did take a few days off of work this week though. I plan to use the time to work on an art project. I mentioned yesterday that I had been inspired by the artist Andrew Kass and thought I might spend some time working on a few collages of my own.

I have wanted to for a long time but I was a bit afraid that it was a stupid hobby and not real art. I don’t care though, for some reason I just love the idea of mixing and matching these pre-made pieces into something new. I think I’ll add to them too, some pen or paint or something. I have ideas.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that of course in addition to all that I will be spending more time writing too. I want to get a ahead on my posting schedule and I have a couple of post ideas that need more research and I also want to work on pieces to submit for inclusion in a few zines, and a few essays for a personal project of my own.

I took off two days and I was already off on another so I only have to work two days this week. I hope I can get a lot done.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I had better go. I have decided against the nap and instead I plan on heading to the bookstore, I want to pick up Saga, Volume 5 today. I hope you all had a good week, update me in the comments if you can, I’d love to hear from you.

I hope you have a good rest of your weekend too and don’t worry, the coffee is on me :)

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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 :)

13 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee // It’s Going to be a Lonely Week”

  1. Hi Lisa,
    If we were having coffee we’d be in stitches laughing over our fear of driving and saying: “you’ve got to be kidding!!” For me, it’s always felt like such a personal fear as most of my friends are cool with it. I am quite short-sighted and have night blindness and another similiarly short-sighted friend of mine has the same troubles so we sure bonded over that and I felt less freaky. Here’s a post I wrote about working to overcome my driving phobia a few years ago: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/driving-myself-crazy-day-trip-to-morpeth-australia-part-1/
    I’ve improved quite a lot since then.
    I hope you don’t feel too lonely this coming week. The blogosphere is full of people who’d love to keep you company. It’s not the same but it might help xx Rowena

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    1. So glad to hear other people share the same fear. I liked your post! I think my fear is pretty rational too. I’m just not good at operating a vehicle. I’m not good at judging the space between me and other objects for some reason and so I am either too close or too far away from where I should be. Also, cars are bombs on wheels.

      My lady seems to think my fear is just from lack of practice so I’m trying. I’m getting more confident everyday and I am enjoying the freedom of being able to go places whenever I want. Thanks for sharing, I feel a little bit better now :)

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      1. Practice has certainly helped me. I’m just like you with judging distance and I usually leave a metre around my car when I think I’m parked much closer. Sometimes, I get in and out of my car a few times moving it backwards and forwards and half the time, I ends up in almost the same spot. It does my head in and anybody who sees me must be laughing their heads off. As this could well be at the school, chances are, they know me too.

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  2. Good luck with the driving.
    I used to drive in St.Louis and Denver enough to be comfortable with it. Now driving in a small down makes me nervous. Not sure when it started.
    When I moved to Florida is when it started.
    There is a lot of traffic no matter where you go. I don’t drive all that much and I got
    Out of practice.
    Sad thing is. I miss driving the back roads.
    We have so few here.
    Try not to worry too much this week while your girlfriend is away.
    Thanks again for my “TEA” and our wonderful visit.
    Hugs Sarah

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    1. I am in Denver and I think part of my fear comes from the fact that we have such reckless drivers here. Just about everyone I know has been in an accident or two and that makes me so afraid. I wish I lived in a small town. I love quiet roads.

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          1. I use to be a really good city driver even if I hated it. Now I refuse to drive in a big city. Refuse. Danny can do it.
            Of course it helps that we don’t go anywhere.
            People are always in a hurry and always talking on their cell phones.
            Take it easy and you will do fine.
            Is your girlfriend home?
            ENJOY your weekend.

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            1. She is on her way now!! :)

              My lady drives every where now but I think she is a little tired of it lol I imagine once I get more comfortable I will be the one driving everywhere for a very long time.

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