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.
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.
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