If we were on a coffee date, I'd confess that we've given up Amazon. We loved OneClick and the app and all the things they make so easy. But it made our dollars disappear so fast. So, in an effort to save, we've given it up. And it's been really nice to think: if I really want that I have to get dressed, go to the store, find it, and buy it. Somehow, things aren't as attractive to have when they require such effort.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd gush about my new Chucks. My dad loved Chucks or at least I've invented the memory that he did. And I got two pairs for Christmas. Black and white. And I'm thrilled about them and don't want them to get dirty because they are so special to me. I think this is partly because I'm not doing any shopping but the grocery kind.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd ask how you beat the 2:00 pm slump. In November it was Coke Zero (yum), in December coffee, and now I'm alternating between the two. But, maybe there's a better way, and well, share.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd tell you I'm not limiting myself this year, but instead getting rid. Yes, no Whole30 or no caffeine or no drinking rules. Nope, no rules this year at all. Instead I'm just taking in, soaking, and enjoying. Because one day I'll be pregnant and enough rules come with that. Because one day there will be kids and I won't have the flexibility I have now. Because I deserve to live 2015 bold and bright.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd be honest in saying editing is hard. I thought writing was hard in November. And then I thought a break was heavenly delicious in Christmas. And then in January: hard and slippery like black ice. I'm going to truck on, eventually, but right now I'm sort of pitying myself because I don't want to throw out words but goodness there's some mess in there.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd share Ella Henderson. Her voice makes me swoon and her lyrics are catchy and makes me want to sing from the depths of my soul. But, I'd want to share with you this: my 12-year-old brother discovered her. Yes. Middle school boy with impeccable taste in music. Ladies are starting to line up now (but protective older sister is beating them off).
If we were on a coffee date, I'd say grace not perfection. Because that's the theme of my life right now. Maybe it's part of savoring the year that's settled into my heart so quickly, but grace over perfection. Also I've grown a massive girl crush on the adorable Emily Ley because her heart is gold, her planner is awesome, and her lockscreen is my favorite reminder.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd be shy about praying for you. But I would, because that's part of being in deep water together. I'd sort of blush as I ask what you need lately in your heart and soul and for your piece of mind. I'd tell you that it's always a sliding scale or so that's how it feels to me. I'd hug you extra tight this time around.