If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this summer has taken a lot out of me.
If not for these Weekend Coffee Shares and my Hump Day Haikus, I wouldn’t know what to blog about because…well, because I’m tired!
I’m working forty hours a week, running around all day in excessive heat. I’m exhausted and not getting enough sleep. I want to see too many people and do too many things. And it’s catching up on me.
I was supposed to go clubbing tonight with a few of my college friends. We’ve been planning it for months and I’ve been looking forward to it all summer. I pushed the fact that I was exhausted and crabby when I woke up this morning to the side because clubbing was going to happen and it was going to be awesome.
Welp, plans changed. I had a bit of a minor break down and ended up sobbing on the phone to one of my best friends about how I wasn’t coming, how I was so upset that things didn’t work out how I was hoping they would, how I didn’t want to do new the agenda and how I was exhausted and over emotional because I’m not getting enough sleep and life is crazy right now.
This was a few hours ago. I’m better now. The tears are dried and my thoughts are more coherent….but the truth of the matter is, I’m pooped!
That’s not to say this week has been a bad one at all. In fact, it’s been extremely productive.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about how I’m moving forward with my visa paperwork for Thailand and how I’m getting my vaccinations in order, too. I went shopping for teacher clothes on Tuesday, too, which made me feel exceptionally on top of things (though, I really have A LOT more to accomplish before I leave…baby steps, though, baby steps!)
I went to dinner with one of my best friends from elementary school on Monday night, which was so lovely. The last time we were in school together was in fifth grade, which was ten years ago more or less…and we’ve still managed to keep in touch and I love getting to spend time with her, though our dinner dates have become far less frequent since we became adults and such.
I’m feeling so good about work right now, too. I feel so on top of my job and I’m realizing how much I love my coworkers. I’m really going to miss this place when I head off to Thailand. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend this summer. Working here has been such a life changing experience.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you all about how I met up with Sabina a few days ago and how marvelous that was. Meeting a blogger in person has been something I’ve wanted to do for a while and when she told me she’d be passing through Minneapolis on a road trip and was looking for a place to stay the night, I jumped at the opportunity. Though she wasn’t here for that long and though I did end up having to leave for work around mid-morning (after getting lost in my own city between Al’s, the fun local place where we had breakfast, and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden), it was so great to actually meet and spend some time together.
So, yes, I’m exhausted. And yes, it’s been a bit of a rough night. But all in all? This week has been fantastic. I wouldn’t want to be exhausted in any other way.
If we were having coffee, I’d now turn it over to you…do you have anything to share over coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster.