If we were on a coffee date, I’d want it to last most of the day. Like they did before we were adults with busy schedules and other people who needed us to be places and do things. I’d wish we could be unhurried and just sit for a while, no guilt or to-do lists running in the back of our minds.
If we were on a coffee date, I would order you tea instead. I know baristas hate the ‘secret menu’ and I hate feeling like I’ve annoyed or upset someone, but this tea recipe is worth trying. Good thing I prefer to be in Starbucks when it’s mostly empty anyway. I love the combination of citrus and mint flavors and how soothing it is to drink it piping hot. It’s not my usual sugary-sweet hot drink so I don’t feel any guilt ordering the venti.
If we were on a coffee date, I actually wouldn’t take you to Starbucks. I’d be happier taking you to one of my new favorite coffee shops. Back in VA we used to talk about how we wished there were more locally-owned places within a reasonable distance and here they’re all over.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d admit it was a visit to one of those coffee shops that got me thinking about blogging again. True story. I let it slip during one of my small group meetings that I wasn’t sure I had anything worth blogging about and let’s just say those women let me know in no uncertain terms how wrong I was. Has it taken me a few months to get on it? Sure has. But they gave me a much needed kick in the pants.
If we were on a coffee date, I would want to hear about your favorite podcasts. Or audiobooks. What are you listening to these days? I’ve been listening to podcasts and audiobooks at work and am particularly fond of Molly Stillman’s Business With Purpose podcast.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you to knock it off. That thing that’s bothering you about yourself? That you keep picking at and pointing out and saying you want to do better? Stop beating yourself up over the progress you think you haven’t made. You’re the only one with a microscope focused in that direction. The rest of us can’t see that little spot you’re obsessing over so give yourself some grace. Take a deep breath and keep working on it at whatever pace you can manage. You’ll get there.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d confess that this post has been written for almost two months. I saw one on Kristin’s blog and started writing but missed November’s so I just now finished the post. It’s all still relevant.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d want to know what you need this coming year. What are you excited about? What are you ready to chase after? I want to hear it all and figure out how I can support and encourage you.
If we were on a coffee date, what would you want to say?
I’m linking up with Erin for this coffee date.