Sep 6, 2013

This and that

It's been awhile since we've had a virtual coffee date, and I thought that might be a nice way to finish out the first week of my fresh start month.
If we were having coffee this morning (or a Pumpkin Spice Latte for me, because let's be real it's the best thing ever),  I would tell you that I am 12 days away from turning 30. Holy cow! I feel like just yesterday I turned 29. This means I will have some fun posts coming up - a check-in with my 30 before 30 list, how I've changed this year, what I've learned in my twenties...bear with me, won't you?

If we were having Pumpkin Spice Lattes this morning (see what I did there?) I would tell you how I'm getting back into Girl Scouts and I am so excited! I'm a lifetime Girl Scout - I went all the way from Brownies through Seniors (which of course have different names now), and some of my best memories have come from things I learned in Scouting. With Girl Scouts I ran sing-alongs, visited places I otherwise might not have gone (hello Hawaii!), became comfortable speaking to people much older and much younger than me, and honed all kinds of organizational skills. Getting back into this community feels so right.

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you I'm healing, and I can show you proof. On the left is a picture I took right after I found out the IUI didn't work, (which I don't even really remember taking - I just remember...feeling), and the right was from last night. This is what I call progress.
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you I've been reading a lot of romance novels this summer and they have been such a great escape, especially as I've been balancing heavier things. Normally in the fall I have all these plans of things to read but for once I'm just letting myself read what makes me happy instead of what I think I "should" be reading.

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you how much I've been utilizing the library this summer and last night it was a whole different world. It was busy and a little loud but it made me smile because it means school is back in session and people are using all the resources the library provides. Instead of getting frustrated about waiting to check out, I smiled and thought of P - we don't meet anymore, but I remember how a library can change a life.

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you four-day weeks seem to take forever. Holy mother, I'm grateful it's Friday.

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you in a month Ben and I will celebrate six years of marriage. When we were talking about it, Ben said it's weird that it's already been six years and I told him it was weirder that I'm about to be 30 and I've known him for 25 of my 30 years. Woah.

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you to take two minutes and read this post by Glennon. You know I love her, but this post? It's fast, it's profound and man do I want to be like water. I'll just keep showing up. Yes indeed.

What would you tell me over a Pumpkin Spice Latte this morning?

Happy Friday!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I am so happy to hear that you are starting to heal and feel more like yourself. I know there was a point where you wondered if you would make progress towards healing, so I am so happy that you have. September is going to hold many great things. The year after I turned 30 was one of the best years of my life - I hope that is the case for you!

If we were having coffee I'd tell you I am so sick of being on steroids, nervous about my RA drugs, but ready to be done being in pain/feeling so exhausted. I'd tell you that I plan to hibernate this weekend since next week is going to be crazy busy since I go to Omaha for work, am home for about 8 hours and then fly to Pittsburgh to visit Mandy (yea! So excited!). Happy Friday, friend! Enjoy that PSL!

Lucy The Valiant said...

Oh yes, let's hear it for pumpkin spice lattes and healing, dearie. And romance novels by the bushel!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

You've known Ben for 25 years? That's all kinds of incredible! If we were having coffee this morning, I'd probably bitch a lot about our 6-unit condo association and how tricky it gets when we disagree on the direction of our building, especially when the people who make up your association are your friends.

Nora said...

If we were having coffee this morning I would probably just sit and chat with you. I'm kind of spacey cause it's Friday. It would be awesome to just see & be with you!

Katelin said...

if we had coffee this morning i'd tell you that Scandal was the best distraction ever. it helped me not think about life and i got way too involved and even dreamed about the show, ha.

i would also say that i've cried a lot and that i'm scared about what's coming next. but i'm glad to be surrounded by so many wonderful positive people.


Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I'm so glad you are healing, even though that first photo is really heartbreaking to me. I so wish I could just reach through the computer screen and give that girl a hug.
Yay for almost being 30! This is my last year of 20 also- I turn 30 next June. Crazy to think!

I also love pumpkin spice lattes, though I can't drink coffee anymore because of my tummy. But sometimes they are sampling them at Starbucks and I totally enjoy that small sip :)

Kate @ said...

If we were having pumpkin spice lattes, I would not be having pumpkin spice with mine. Just a latte, please. ;) I would probably just listen, & hopefully laugh when appropriate & be supportive when appropriate, & maybe not talk a ton, because things have been weird for me lately, too, & I've been wary of talking to anyone because I don't want to be a huge downer. I feel like maybe you can relate to this - & I know I would benefit from your perpetual positivity, even when things aren't as good as you want them to be.

Angela Knoll said...

Big Ahola to my Girl Scout friend! So glad you are getting back into Scouting. I really wanted to but the time after school was never there for me. YAY for Becky!

Amber said...

I would tell you I am feeling really out of the loop with my friends and family because work has been SO BUSY these past two weeks and I usually immediately follow up work with a walk with Eric and Chloe, crossfit or yoga and then making dinner and bed. I have felt really connected to Eric lately though, which is definitely good!

I would tell you that I'm so glad you're healing and those photos side by side are like night and day.

I would tell you I love you!

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