If We Were Having Coffee // I Hate Writing and I Hate Turkey

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  1. Be proud of yourself for trying and sticking with NaNoWriMo. Any writing is better than none so you are making progress. Your feelings on the election mirror my own. I still feel disappointment but kind of waffle between fear, sadness, anger and numbness on any given day.

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  2. I enjoy reading your coffee posts, Lisa. Very insightful. I would say my writing projects are doing well, but I fear I won’t reach my goal of writing three stories by the end of the month. This week is going to be especially tough with work schedules, doctor’s appointments, and Thanksgiving.

    Recently, Thanksgiving has been a trigger for me. I don’t enjoy the holiday as much. Maybe it’s because I’m usually working on those days and I miss spending time with my family. Lately, certain members have been dealing with issues. My hope is that they will put those issues to rest.

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  3. (Not) writing for NanoWriMo LOL…writing a series of holiday-themed articles for a local paper, the Rio Grande Sun… :-) Just wrapped up a long-term sub gig for little kids…had them create a whole fall-themed village :-) Sleepy. Feeling the same way about the election…

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  4. Speaking of the election, have you seen the change.org petition to the Electoral College to elect Hillary instead? I coped by signing it.

    Good for you on sticking with your NaNo novel! I’m not going to make word goal either, probably, but I have some air travel and time off work in the next few days so maybe I’ll be able to make up some of the gap.

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  5. So sorry I’m seeing this so late! I have mixed feels about Thanksgiving myself for more personal reasons, so you aren’t by yourself. One of the not-so-personal reasons is that, as a stewardess getting people where they want to be for Thanksgiving, I have a hard time seeing that gratitude. What I see is people’s arrogance, selfishness, insensitivity and sense of entitlement. As far as I’m concerned, that’s who you really are. I know people have bad days, but how you act when things don’t go your way is you. Period. You find out who a person is very quickly under those circumstances. I don’t hate turkey, but tire of having it on Thanksgiving only (and then also on Christmas in my family. I sure do hate turkey by then!)

    I think it’s normal to have times to hate the thing you love; and yet, there’s nothing else you’s rather do. Hang in there!

    The election results were scary to me. As a black person and a woman, I remeber going to an exercise class the next night and looking around frantically. I’m not foolish enough to believe that every Trump supporter is a Klansman or Neo-Nazi, but I knew his election would make racist people think they have license to act on their racism. At times, I was overwhelmed by it all. I talked to my counselor about it, whom is black. I’m also even more grateful to be taking classes at the UFC Gym. It somehow makes me feel more secure, and it has been its own therapy in a way. I have a lot of thoughts about this, but we’ll save that for another time since I’ve made this comment long enough, lol.

    I hope you have had a great week so far, and that it finishes strong for you. Cheers!

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