If we were having coffee, I’d start off by saying whew, it’s been another exhausting week. The humidity here has been absolutely insane, which makes for an uncomfortable work environment, what with all the running around I do as a barista (but hey, good practice for Thailand with this humidity, right?). The heat from all the cooking in the kitchen certainly doesn’t help, not mention that the air flow in the gas station itself is absolutely preposterous. So, I’m absolutely spent and am going to try to make this post short and sweet so I can get to bed sooner than later.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’ve been relatively absent in the blogosphere this week. I’ve “liked” a few posts but that’s about it. I did read through a few on my phone earlier today after work, but was too tired to interact with any of them. It’s just been an exhausting week and I’ve had a lot on my mind. Hopefully I’ll be a little more present next week, but you can never tell with this crazy life.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I got a new computer this week! I’ve had my previous computer for over four years–since the end of my senior year of high school. It’s been good to me and I never had any major problems with it, but the software is outdated (it is still running Windows 7, which is practically ancient these days…though I guess not as ancient as the Windows 98 I remember playing computer games on as a five year old. 🙂 ). It has also gotten really, really, painfully slow within the last year or so. This new one is a 2 in 1, so it easily converts from a laptop to a tablet. It’s also much smaller, which I wanted for ease of travel with my big adventure coming up. The tablet is also handy because it can easily act as a Kindle (oh woe is me as my love for real, tangible books is too real…but again, practical for traveling). Oh, and please excuse any spelling/grammar errors in the post…I’m still not used to typing on this new gadget of mine.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I had the pleasure of meeting up with two of my former residents on Tuesday. I was an R.A. for two years at college and though I don’t keep in touch with most of my residents, I bonded kind of hard core with a few of my ressies during my second year as an R.A. and we still keep in touch. I hadn’t seen them in months and I wanted to meet up before heading off to Thailand. It was soo great to see them…it’s always an adventure with these two.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I got pulled over for the first time ever on my drive back from visiting with them. I wasn’t actually paying attention to my speedometer (shh) so when I saw the lights behind me, I just assumed it was because I was speeding. Welp, turns out the police in small town Minnesota have nothing better to do at 11 pm than pull drivers over for having a break light out…as that’s what turned out to be the problem. I mean, hey at least I didn’t get a ticket!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m leaving for Thailand in 2.5 weeks…and I’m so not prepared. Not mentally. Not physically. Not at all. It’s been causing me a lot of anxiety lately and I just have to keep reminding myself how much this is something I need to do for myself. How I’ve been thirsting for this sort of adventure for ages and how I can’t let this fear stop me now. In a month and a half, I’m going to be teaching English to students in a currently unknown school in a currently unknown town. That’s unbelievably scary. But it’s also exhilarating. And I just have to keep reminding myself of the exhilarating part.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m halfway through the last season of Gilmore Girls…I’ve spent five years trying to get through this show and I’m determined to finally finish it before I leave the country!
If we were having coffee, I’d be about ready to switch it off to you…and I’d ask you if you have anything to share over coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster.