Happy first Saturday of the month! I can’t believe it’s already a new month either. Plus it’s November, which means after this only one more month until 2016! Today I’m linking up with Jill Conyers and Lynda for the Ultimate Coffee Date. A fun, casual way of sharing about the recent happenings in your life. This is definitely something I need to do more of in real life with friends and family, but sometimes we feel life doesn’t always give us the down time we would like. So, for now on every first Saturday of the month, I’m going to be joining this link-up and taking some time for myself to enjoy some coffee and share with you all.
If we were having coffee I’d laugh and tell you how I started drinking coffee because of college! My university library would stay open for 24 hours a day the week of finals, and I spent countless hours studying for those treacherous exams. I’d say how my school had a Starbucks inside the library and that after hours the Starbucks would give out all their leftover coffee for free to students! I’d share how I’m a crazy person for things that are free and on sale, so of course I was all over this. I don’t like to drink coffee too often so that the affect still works on me, because some days we really do need some help to get up and make it through the day! I’d share with you how strange it is that I’m no longer having my coffee at this very Starbucks like I would be at this point last year. Graduating school has only left me more confused and stressed at times, but I’d smile and tell you how I’m getting through even though I’m still not sure what to do with post-graduation life.
If we were having coffee you might ask me, “What’s new?” I would say that I’ve been applying to new places for full-time work but not with too much excitement. I’m extremely weary of ending up in another monotonous job where I feel the work I do creates no value to society. I’d tell you how I’ve started my journey as an online fitness coach in hopes of someday being self-employed and pursuing my passion for fitness. I’d say excitedly how I’ve been working with other coaches and will be co-hosting our own month-long fitness accountability group and invite you to join. (Which you can! Just shoot me an email Curlycaroline27@gmail.com )
If we were having coffee I would tell you how much I’ve been enjoying blogging! Despite not always being organized and writing out my posts in a timely manner beforehand as I’d like, that I have so many ideas yet to come! I’d tell you how I’ve been learning so much about blogging and hope to refine my skills in this new project of mine, my blog. I have been
participating in a blog hop and link-ups in order to network with fellow bloggers and have already found so many interesting personalities out there! I’d share how I even started my own link-up and would love for you to join me! I want to share with you all the things I’ve learned in life, the things I’m teaching myself now, and hope to learn still.
On this Saturday Coffee Date I’d tell you my main focus besides fitness and blogging has been a major de-clutter project of my storage unit I recently emptied out. I’d show you photos if I wasn’t too embarrassed, but assure you that I’ve been making huge progress and how liberating the whole experience has truly been. I have been able to empty out more than 100 items already and it’s only the 7th of the month! I would tell you how downsizing has really made me feel light and able to enjoy the things I have kept even more. I’ve realized that I tend to over collect things like little memorial items and books. You would hear how I’ve been able to let go of things, both good and bad because the memories I have made are in my heart and don’t always need to be held on through physical monuments that only cause a stress of clutter.
If we were having coffee together today I would ask you: