#WeekendCoffeeShare–In Which Things Have Been Happening

If we were having coffee, we’d be hanging at my house and I’d be sitting in my pajamas. I have deemed this morning to be a chill morning and am going about it as quietly as possible.

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve joined the coffee share, if you haven’t noticed. If you have noticed, there’s a bit of a two-fold reason behind this. First of all, life has been really busy and I haven’t necessarily had the time to sit down and write a coffee share. I’ve also been going through a bit of a writing slump lately. I’m dutifully writing out my Hump Day Haikus (usually at the last minute on Tuesday night) to keep up with my one weekly blog installment, but other than that, I just don’t want to write I always want to write but am struggling to find my words. A lot of thoughts are happening internally and I don’t quite know what to make of them/don’t quite know how to put those thoughts into words. I’m sure time will put things into perspective but for the time being, I’m left feeling confused and lacking the inspiration to write much of anything.

Anywho.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m starting a new job tomorrow! It’s a temp position that will only last for a few months. I’ll be doing administrative work and other tasks assigned as they come in at the financial department of one DC’s neighboring city’s City Hall. Certainly not the dream job for me (I’d much rather be doing editorial work, preferably in a historical or cultural institution) but I am taking this as a new and exciting opportunity to learn more, test myself in new ways, and network the hell out of my life. Plus, I think I’m going to get along really well in this particular work environment with this particular staff and the job pays really well. I’ll be keeping my coffee shop job for the weekends for the time being, but I’m looking forward to starting on this new adventure!

If we were having coffee, I’d talk about how I got to see one of my DC roomies from the first time I lived here as a Smithsonian intern for the first time in two years last weekend. The last time we saw each other before last weekend was when I moved out of our intern housing apartment in July 2014, to head back to Minnesota for my senior year of college. She just recently moved to Boston for a job and flew down to DC to spend Labor Day with me–it was an absolutely fantastic (but very tiring!) weekend and I’m so glad we got to see each other and catch up. We’ve kept in touch on and off in the last two years, but it was so great to finally see her again. I was again reminded (as I have been a few times in the last year) that the relationships that matter aren’t hindered by time and distance–that sometimes, in fact, time and distance strengthen relationships. Sometimes, time and distance serve to put things into perspective.

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Wandering Georgetown on the first day seeing each other in two years

If we were having coffee, I’d be ready to switch it off to you–and I’d ask if you have anything to share over coffee


This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part-Time Monster

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8 Replies to “#WeekendCoffeeShare–In Which Things Have Been Happening”

  1. In some ways I have been the opposite, in a blog writing spree. I’ve posted at least once a day for two months. Of course that is at a cost of me not spending time doing the writing and other creative work I should be doing. I always find a way to procrastinate on those….

    I’m glad you are picking up a new job, even if it is not what you want and only temporary. Doing something should help out in the long run. Are you still going to have time to work the barista job or will that have to go?

    It’s nice you got to catch up with your friend. With some friends time and distance are meaningless.

    I hope it cools down for you and that you have a great week!

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    1. Yup, I’m keeping my barista job for the weekend for the time being to bring in a little extra money. Plus, I do really enjoy it and get free coffee as an awesome perk. 🙂 Temp job is going well so far. The first couple days were kind of slow but I started getting more interesting and engaging tasks today and I’m looking forward to seeing what opportunities it will bring forth!
      Still feels very much like summer here, though not so humid, which has been nice. Looking forward to more fall-like weather hopefully soon!

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      1. Free coffee – now there’s a great perk, or perhaps with coffee it should be “perc” 😉 OK, I may be the only one that still uses a percolator…
        Great that the temp job is going well and getting more interesting. Perhaps something will come up…
        It has been classic early fall here – mid 80s during the day and low 50s and even high 40s at night. And yes, the humidity is a lot less. I hope you see fall weather soon!

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  2. Hey Britta. Sounds like a great weekend with your friend. And congrats on the temp job. That’s excellent. Even if it’s not your dream job, it can open up doors for you and teach you so much just by interacting with people.
    I’ve been super busy and not having a lot of time to blog. I’m almost out of scheduled posts. But have done some photography lately which gives me something new to blog about.
    Take care X.

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    1. Thanks so much, Desley! The new job has been going pretty well so far. Tons of new learning experiences coming my way.
      I have seen you ARE doing a lot of REALLY COOL photography. I haven’t been commenting a whole lot since I’ve been really absorbed in figuring my life out and living it lately, but I am seeing your photos on various social media sites and have been loving them! The deconstructed flower work you’ve been doing is brilliant.

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