Sunday, July 30, 2017

Coffee Talk: New Adventures, Writing Again, and Slow Sundays


Good morning. I know I didn't post yesterday, but I was really busy getting ready for a fun day. It was a fun day too. 





I posted recently about my extreme case of wanderlust. Whenever that happens, and I can't readily just leave the country, I strike out on adventures closer to home. Last weekend then, we ended up spending a few hours in the Iowa Mountain (the Loess Hills), only this time we headed South
instead of North. We found some neat places to check out and ended up at a new favorite winery. It was a lot of fun, and we enjoyed ourselves. Yesterday, we packed up the car and headed out for a day at a lake. We found a great spot to park, we ate, we swam, and had a good time with friends. I'll be making posts about both of those adventures in the near future, so stay tuned.



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I've mentioned before that I've started my next book. As you know, I've decided to do things differently with this book, at least in terms of the process by which I write, and so I'm taking my time. Life is also very busy for me right now, in one way or another, which means I don't have a lot of time to devote to it right now. I won't be this busy for much longer, but until then I'm just going to take my time. I want to be more mindful of my writing anyway, so this will help.




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Today is Sunday, and like I have for the last several months now...I'm taking it nice and slow. I have always been one of those people that moves fast. I like to get things done and get them done now, but as I've gotten older -- especially over the last couple of years -- I can feel myself being more deliberate with my time. I think it has a lot to do with how quickly time is going by for me. The older you get, the faster it goes, and I think in an effort to enjoy my fleeting time on this planet...I'm moving slower and more thoughtfully. I want to relax and enjoy my time all while living with purpose.

In no place in my life will see this play out more evidently than on the weekends. Saturdays though, I often have something I need to do. Not so much on Sundays. I've set aside that day as my day to get up late, drink coffee for a long time, and just relax. I usually round out the day by doing something outside, weather permitting, or just getting out of the house. Slow Sunday, I call it, and it's almost my favorite day of the week. In fact, the weather is gorgeous so I have my windows open and I can hear the birds singing, crickets crinking, I'm in my pajamas, and I'm on my second cup of coffee. It's a gorgeous day, and I'm just going to sit here and enjoy every second of it before the rest of my household wakes up.

Enjoy your day my friends,

H.A.


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