Coffee Talk: Adjusting, Goals, and Life
Good morning! It's been a minute since we had coffee and a chat, so I thought today was as good of a day as any. I have my coffee beside me, the morning light is starting to stream in through the window, and it's quiet. Let's talk.
I'm just going to come out and say it: this past week for me sucked. Admittedly, it wasn't all bad, but it was, by and large, a big ball of shit. There wasn't anything that happened to make it so, it's just a testament to my mood. The pandemic has created the need for social distancing and that makes things especially hard. My house is small, all of us are home, and we can't go anywhere other than out for a solitary walk or a hike. Not that I mind doing those things as I love doing both and they help keep my sanity, but, I admit, that I miss being able to work from my office, I miss being able to go to the store, and I miss seeing my family and friends. This is why I am partly a city girl - I love the hustle and bustle of the city. It's this that I miss and it's putting a damper on my mood. I woke up feeling a bit better this morning and I'm determined to find ways to combat these feelings. We'll see how it all plays out.
In the goals department, I'm knocking it out of the park. I have a whole post that I'm dedicating to this, this coming week, so I won't delve into it too much. Let's just say that I'm closer to my marathon walk than ever before. I do have more time on my hands and with the aforementioned social distancing in place, I can move closer towards making my goals a reality.
Besides my goals, I've firmly rooted myself in some new hobbies. I've been doing some research into some things I've had more than a passing interest in doing, and have made up my mind to dive in headfirst.
- You all know how much I like what I call "easy to make booze". Well, I had some recent success with a newer kind I've made a couple of times (without success I might add), so I purchased an actual fermentation rig to start making more of it. I'm going to try making some wine as well, so wish me luck!
- I grew up learning about the outdoors from a dad who was an outdoorsman. There are some things connected with that, that I have been interested in for a while, but I am now doing research and gathering up equipment to make that happen. I'll definitely be making a new blog series dedicated to this in the future, so stay tuned.
Last, but not least, my short story book is really taking shape. It's been quite fascinating to put together a book of short stories as opposed to a book. I'm excited about how the final product will turn out. One of the stories that are in the book is the latest short story series I'm doing via my author newsletter, so if you are curious about it, please sign up for that!
I hope you have a great weekend. I've got some plans for the weekend, along with some homework to do, so I will be busy. Let me know what you're up to in the comments.