I think it’s high time we sat down and had a virtual coffee date, right? The holidays are fast approaching, so let’s wrap our hands around our warm mugs of coffee (I’m having a mocha!) and get to chatting!
If we were having coffee today, I would probably talk about how overwhelmed I feel at work currently. This is my first month with a full workload. Together, with three other coworkers, I’ve started a massive rebranding project for a big client, which involves proofing and editing all of their content that has been posted on their website for the past few years. It’s a lot of work and it was a bit like fumbling around in the dark in the beginning, but we’re all slowly getting better at what needs to be done. Along with that project (which consists of proofing 200 pages a month!), I also have five clients of my own I am writing for. It equals out to a little over 50 pages of content a month, with each page being around 300 words, give or take. I feel a little frantic most days, but I think it’ll get better as the months go by. It makes the days go by fast, that’s for sure!
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I’m feeling completely unmotivated for healthy eating and exercise. And that I haven’t exercised in over a week! I’m falling into the “I’ll start on January 1st” mentality, which isn’t good at all. I don’t want to end the year feeling like a lump, but it’s just been really hard lately. Harder than usual.
If we were having coffee today, I would talk about how I’m two books away from hitting my goal of reading 100 books in a year. I have 11 days to read two books, something absolutely doable, especially with upcoming holiday time off. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to read 100 books in a year again (it’s really an insane goal!), but it was fun to shoot for this and make it happen.
If we were having coffee today, I’d share a funny story about Dutch. My mom came home on her lunch break this week to find out Dutch had gotten into a present under the tree! Thankfully, it was just a pair of socks my mom bought for her boyfriend and nothing I bought her! And it was the only present he got into, which is strange. The weird thing is that we’ve had presents until the tree since Friday night and he didn’t touch them. The other weird thing? It was a present to my mom’s boyfriend from Dutch (yes, we do this. No, it’s not weird.) so, like, he’s a genius! He can read! He thought it was for him! Ha.
If we were having coffee today, I would talk about my work holiday party that took place yesterday! It was held at a nice restaurant right next to my work and a lot of fun. There was an open bar, delicious food, and everyone dressed up! It was a good time, indeed. It was fun to chit-chat with coworkers, because we’re all stuck in our little cubicles all day and interaction is at a minimum. We even held a white elephant gift exchange and I ended up with a “booty slide” workout DVD system. Ohhh, yeah! 😉 They also held a raffle at the end of the night, with some incredible prizes, and I won a $50 Amazon gift card! What what! (Makes up for the white elephant gift, yes?) All in all, it ended up being more fun than I anticipated.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you how nervous I am about the Dolphins’ next two games! I know I don’t talk a lot about football, but it’s such a huge passion of mine and, though I know we won’t make it to the Superbowl or anything, just making the playoffs would be amazing! We need some help, as in winning our next two games and hoping Baltimore and/or Cincinnati falter in their two games (though those two teams play each other Week 17, which should be a great match-up!). I spent probably 20 minutes on ESPN’s playoff generator yesterday, looking at the different scenarios. The way it appears to me, if we win on Sunday, we’re in the playoffs, no matter what. So I’ll be on the edge of my seat all Sunday afternoon. Go, Miami, go!
If we were having coffee today, I would confess my anxiety has been feeling a bit unmanageable lately. I’m not sure why, but I feel a bit off-balance with my emotions, as if one little thing has the potential to set me off, but I’m so concerned with keeping it all together that I’m not properly dealing with my emotions. I don’t know. I just feel a little shaky, a little uncertain. (Therapy starts in January! Declaring it!)
If we were having coffee today, I would talk about my weekend plans! Tonight, my mom and I are going to a holiday lights show at the Florida Botanical Gardens and then on Saturday, my brother and nephew are coming over to decorate Christmas cookies! There will probably be some last-minute Christmas shopping thrown in there (I’m mostly done, just need a few little things for family members). The weekend will be mostly low-key, though, and for that, I am grateful. I need it after the crazy week I’ve had!
If we were having coffee today, what would you tell me?
I’m going to take a bit of a blogging break for the holidays, so I want to wish everyone who celebrates a very merry Christmas! I will be back in a week with a Christmas recap, and then I’ll dive right into recapping 2013 with a whole slew of fun posts. Enjoy your holiday!