If We Were Having Coffee // An Easy Winter and the End of a Very Bad Habit

Hello friends, it is so good to see you. I’ve been looking forward to our coffee chat all weekend. It was a long week and I could really use some good coffee and some friendly conversation.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you it wasn’t exactly a bad week. The weather on Monday was bitter but it steadily got better and by the end we were in the low 60s. I think the trend is supposed to continue through this week but next weekend looks sketchy.

I think that is why this winter seems to be going by faster than usual. The weather hasn’t been as harsh as either I expected, or I thought I remembered. I know January and February are going to be harder but spring isn’t feeling so far away and I don’t feel so down this time.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you I spent the week working harder than I planned to because we have a new class of employees to train. I had planned to work on some drawing in my off time but instead I spent it helping out at work. It wasn’t so bad though and me and my coworkers/friends made it fun.

It was hard getting back into the swing of things after Thanksgiving break. I knew it would be so I took off on Friday to ease back in. I’m glad I did too because by Thursday I felt exhausted and would have been miserable all day on Friday.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that I was having such a hard time this week because I have tried very hard to quit smoking again. I don’t want to make a big deal about it because I have failed so many times before and while I do have faith I will succeed this time a success after 10 or 12 failures just doesn’t feel so great.

Maybe I will celebrate just a bit though. It has been 11 days since my last cigarette. I wasn’t smoking heavily but it is hard for me to get through a work day without at least one. According to the app on my phone keeping me motivated, all the nicotine is out of my system but I am not quite through my dependence on it or my withdrawal from it.

I’m doing ok but every so often out of no where I will crave one.I don’t want to smoke but I haven’t exactly figured out what I can replace smoking with that can give me the same feeling. Something to break up the day and mark the time in between tasks. I need something that helps me get away to calm down. I need something to do when I am bored.

So far all I’ve come up with is eating and walking but they are poor substitutes.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am excited to start another Blogging U. course this month, it’s Writing 101: A Poem a Day, and it starts tomorrow.  It’s funny how I used to hate poetry so much and now I take every chance I can get to write it. I’m not good at it but I do think it’s fun, and who knows, maybe I will get good at it.

I’m sad to find out that the weekly poetry contest I’ve been doing, Three Line Thursday, is on hiatus. I just started participating! Seems the host may be having some personal family issues and cannot devote the time anymore. I get that and I hope everything will be ok, but now I need another weekly poetry challenge to keep me going.

Any suggestions?

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that I just realized that it is later than I thought it was and I have to get going. IT’s back to work tomorrow which means I have to prepare. There is house work to be done and groceries to be got.

I hope you all had a very good week and I hope the next will be even better. Before you go I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately in the comments.

Featured image: Edited from Coffee + News by Igor Putina

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Lisa

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 :)

2 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee // An Easy Winter and the End of a Very Bad Habit”

  1. Congrats on the smoking cessation. It’s hard!! I quit for four years, cold turkey. Then, when I was told my husband was dying, I couldn’t help myself and bought a pack. HUGE mistake! I go to them for a break from life (probably in more ways than one), to calm me down and for comfort. I can’t even think about quitting again right now, but I know I will, and I wish you all the best in your mission!
    Thanks for the coffee.

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