If we were having coffee, I’d tell you what an unbelievably busy week and weekend I’ve had, about my family vacation across the Midwest to spend time with more family. I’d tell you how my mom, dad, and I flew into Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday for my cousin’s high school graduation party, how we drove across Missouri on Monday and headed for central Illinois for a couple days, and how we then ended our vacation in the suburbs of St. Louis. I’d mention that my brother is currently studying abroad, hence, why he wasn’t there to join us…just in case you would have wondered.
If we were having coffee, I’d explain how much fun I had seeing family I haven’t seen in a while. I’d tell you how much I enjoyed seeing my twin cousins; even though they are nine years younger than I am, I love spending time with them. I’d talk about how we did so much–from a Kansas City Royals Game where my parents and I got dreadfully rained on (and where I happened to be bored to tears because I forgot how much I don’t enjoy watching sports), to watching Pitch Perfect 2 at a drive in movie theater outside of St. Louis. I’d gush about watching my cousins watch The Princess Bride for the first time and how one of them starting laughing contagiously when the Impressive Clergyman (probably my favorite character) came on the screen. I’d describe how my mom, aunt, cousins, and I treated ourselves to pedicures and how my mom–who had never had a pedicure before–was on cloud nine the entire time. I’d tell you how I wasn’t feeling well on Thursday so I stayed back at my aunt and uncle’s house while everyone else went swimming. I used this time to catch up on blogging and write this post. Let me tell you, it was some much needed introvert time after spending pretty much the whole week around people.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how I had to get up at 5 am this morning to catch a flight back home and how dreadfully hard that was to do, since I never get up that early. ever. I’d tell you how I got home and slept for the remainder of the morning and much of the afternoon. Early morning aside, this week was incredibly tiring. I’d talk about how excited I am to get back into my yoga routine–something that definitely fell by the wayside this week. Vacation was fun and much needed, but it has certainly taken a toll on my body.
Lastly, if we were having coffee, I’d spend a little time on the subject of my new job as a barista. I’d tell you that I start work tomorrow and how nervous I am for that. I’d talk about how I’ve never properly worked in customer service before and how I’m psyching myself out a bit for this occurrence. I know it will be a good experience for me and I know I can do it, but I’m still nervous. I’d hope you could give me a bit of reassurance as I transition into this summer job. After all, it’s only for the summer. Come September, I’ll be off on my next big adventure in Thailand; I should enjoy this time at home, this new opportunity to learn a bit more about myself and make some much needed money in the process.
With all that said and done, I’d start to wrap up my side of our conversation; I’d now be wondering–do you have anything to share over coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster. This is my first time participating and I’m really happy to be doing so. I’ve seen so many of my blogger friends take part and I thought it would be fun to give it a try myself.