If We Were Having Coffee // So Much Has Changed This Year

Hello dear readers, and thank you for stopping by for a big cup of coffee and a little conversation. I have a feeling I am going to need the caffeine boost today, clouds are rolling in and we may be getting some rain. Cloudy, rainy weather always makes me tired. I am already predicting a nap in the very near future even though I have way to much to do to even consider it.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that I actually had a pretty good week. The weather was beautiful and I had less work than usual at my job. That will be changing soon so I will have to work very hard this week to prepare. I have fallen a little behind around here and I will not to not only catch up but pull ahead.

I am of course talking about this A to Z Challenge. I did ok last week but I have reached a bit of a block in my ideas and am not at all ready for the coming week of I thru N. I have a couple of ideas but nothing complete, not even a few drafts. So the rest of the day will be spent writing.

Even though this is just a little blogging thing I have a feeling this is the start of something important for me. I had never really tried fiction before this and I am having a lot of fun with it :)

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that in just a few short days I will be turning 31.So much has changed over the past year, even while everything stayed the same. I think this one was a good year. I have been growing, writing, loving, and working harder than ever and I look forward to another year of doing even more.

My girlfriend and I have been thinking a lot about some big changes we want to make soon. The wedding got pushed back another year, sadly, but we are trying to do some other important things—buy a new car, fix up our flood damaged basement—and while marriage is very important, a big wedding will have to wait.

We are also thinking more about kids. She wants them badly, I am terrified to mess a child up, but I think together we could be above average parents at least. We are trying to come up with a real plan and that means rearranging priorities and putting other things on hold. I have a feeling by this time next year a lot more will have changed.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that after struggling to read Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus and I had to put it down. I usually stall and suffer through books I hate but ever since I read Austin Kleon’s How to Read More post I am trying not to read books I don’t want to read. It’s not that I am giving up on it completely, I am just waiting until I am in the mood to read it. I’ll try again some other time.

In the mean time I am reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and so far I think it might just be my favorite book ever. It’s like Vonnegut took all the writing rules and broke them all. He did it in the most genius way. I feel like if some else had tried to write the same story it would have been crap. Vonnegut is my newest hero.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that I had better get going. I love chatting with you but I have so much to do and honestly, I am just about in panic mode. So, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and I wish you the best of luck in the upcoming week. Please, don’t forget to let me know how you have been in the comments, I’d love to hear from you :)

#blackoutpoetry

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10 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee // So Much Has Changed This Year”

  1. Your coffee was delicious. Please give me one more ;)
    Your post was interesting and really good to know about it.
    I really like your coffee.
    Thank you so much for your treat! :)

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  2. Thanks for the coffee…I know what you mean about rainy weather being very unmotivating! Yesterday was snowy and rainy and zapped all my energy! Hope your week goes well. I started off well in the A to Z but decided this weekend to bow out. The stress and lack of ideas did me in. Maybe next year.

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  3. Is that an I post in disguise? Or is that Sunday post doing double duty on Monday? :) here from the A-Z and enjoyed the coffee. Thanks much.

    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

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  4. Thanks for the coffee. I needed it today! Don’t feel bad about not having posts done (or subject matter chosen) ahead of time. I am WINGING it for most of mine. I usually write the post the day before, but this morning I quickly jotted down my “I” post. :D You can DO IT!

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  5. I thought the same thing before becoming a mother, but I have to tell you that the minute you hold your child in your arm you will know that this is what you were made of. You will never want to hurt them or make them feel as though they are unloved. It changes you to the very core of who you are. Think about it.

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  6. I really enjoy these posts.. They make me crave an actual cup of coffee every time. It sounds like you’re at a fork in the road…can’t wait to see how the path twists and turns.

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