The last time I checked in with a virtual coffee date was in May! I think it’s high time we sit down again, don’t you think?
If we were having coffee today… I’d probably want to tell you about the incredibly cool experience I had this past week. My local Painting With a Twist hosted an event for the victims of the Orlando shooting and I was so honored to attend. I went with a group of coworkers (there were 12 of us in total!) and it was a really wonderful night. I’m not much of an artist, so I don’t particularly enjoy things like painting because I put a lot of pressure on myself to be perfect, even though I just don’t have that creative gene. So my painting didn’t turn out that great, but I’m still glad I went and showed my support. In the end, this little event raised more than $2,000 for The OneOrlando Fund, and I got to spend a few hours with my coworkers (whom I love dearly), so it was a special night.
If we were having coffee today… I might express excitement over the fact that I have a $50 credit sitting in my Amazon account, due to their recent lawsuit. I’m guessing I got such a big payout due to the year I spent more than $650 on Kindle e-books. Heh. (I have since gone back to using the library and only buying e-books when absolutely necessary.) I’m not sure what I’m going to spend my money on, but I think I might buy something very boring like pots and pans since I’m going to need them when I move into my own apartment in the fall.
If we were having coffee today… you might ask me to clarify what I meant by that last statement. And I’d tell you that things aren’t 100% confirmed yet, but it looks like Roomie and I will be moving to our own places in the fall. There’s a part of me that’s sad, a part of me that’s excited, and a part of me that’s really nervous. I am sad because I love living with Roomie and will miss having her around (though we’re planning to do weekly date nights because we need them in our life!) I am excited because I don’t love living in Tampa and want to be back on the “right” side of the bridge (as the locals say here). And I am nervous to figure out how to afford living on my own (rent prices for one-bedroom apartments are astronomical, truly). Deep breaths. It will all work out exactly the way it is meant to.
If we were having coffee today… I might talk to you about my intense need for a new mattress and ask if you have any tips for getting an affordable mattress. The mattress I sleep on now is only a full and was a hand-me-down, so it’s really time for an upgrade. A mattress store near me is having a going-out-of-business sale with mattresses up to 70% off! I might go in and check it out – can’t hurt, right?
If we were having coffee today... you might ask me about dating and I’d probably just roll my eyes and groan. I’m back on Tinder after a brief hiatus, mainly because I feel like nothing happens on OK Cupid anymore and I’m not ready to join Match just yet. My last few dates (all from OK Cupid) have been a snoozefest and I am feeling discouraged about romance.
If we were having coffee today… you might see my eyes light up when I talked about the progress I’m making on my novel. I’m still not writing as much as I want to (sometimes I daydream about working part-time, where I could spend my afternoons working on my novel, but then I remember I really love getting a fat paycheck, so nah). When I do get the chance to write, I love the process so, so, so much. There’s truly nothing like bringing characters to life on paper (or document, as the case may be!)
Okay, a coffee date can’t be all one sided! What would you tell me about during our coffee date?